Can I get Sky TV in my area?
- Check availability
- Satellite dish placement
- Your phone line
- Tower blocks and flats
- The Sky network area
- Your comments
Sky broadcasts its main TV service via satellite, which makes it one of the most widely available digital TV providers in the UK. However, there are some areas where you might not be able to receive Sky’s additional services such as broadband, so it’s vital to check availability before comparing bundles.
Is Sky available in my area?
Use our postcode checker below to find out instantly if Sky’s TV, broadband and phone services are available in your area. Enter your postcode and click “Go” and we’ll perform a free availability check for you, and show you a list of the packages and bundles that are available where you live.
Satellite dish placement
To receive Sky TV you’ll need to have a satellite dish mounted on the outside of your property. It must have a clear line of sight to the Astra 2 satellite in the south-eastern sky, and not be blocked by any obstructions such as trees or buildings. If this is not possible, then you will not be able to subscribe to Sky TV.
If you live in rented accommodation you’ll need prior written permission from your landlord for the dish to be installed. If your landlord is not willing to provide this Sky’s engineers will be unable to install a satellite dish.
If you live in a listed building you may not be allowed to have a dish installed due to planning restrictions. Seek advice from your local planning office before placing your order.
Your phone line
Under the terms of Sky’s satellite TV contract you give consent for the Sky engineer to connect your set-top box to your telephone line. At the time of installation you must have an active plug-in telephone socket within 10 metres (30 feet) of your Sky set-top box. If you want to subscribe to a Sky Multiroom package be aware that every Sky box in your home must be connected to the same phone line.
If you do not have active telephone sockets within 10 metres of where your each of your Sky boxes will be sited you may not be able to have Sky installed at your property.
Tower blocks and flats
If you live in a tower block, flats or other accommodation with communal facilities you may not be able to get Sky TV. You should first check with your landlord, and then visit the Sky in your flat site to request an engineer’s survey.
The engineer may decide that you need a “non-standard” installation in which case you may have to pay a higher set-up charge, or he may instead recommend a “communal solution” that would service multiple residents in your block. Any communal solution would require the permission of your landlord and Sky would discuss the issue directly with him.
The Sky network area
The Sky bundles that are advertised in the press such as the basic TV, broadband and calls bundle from £10.75 are only available in Sky network areas. If you live in an area outside the network you won’t be able to order one of these bundles, but you may still be able to get a triple bundle with a more basic broadband service, although it will likely cost more. Sky may also charge you more for a Sky+ box if you live in a flat.
If you are unsure if you live inside the Sky network area or not you can find out by using our postcode checker above. If the results include Sky Broadband Everyday Lite or Sky Broadband Unlimited then you live inside the network. Alternatively you can call our advice line on 0800 840 5395.
You must be over 18 to subscribe to Sky TV. Also, if you can’t be home on your installation day, there must be someone aged 18 or above at home to approve the work before the engineer will carry it out.
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