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Sky to increase price of TV packages by average of £2 per month from 1 June

Monday, March 21st 2016 by Hannah Langston

Sky has announced it will be pushing up the prices of its TV bundles later this year.

The provider has revealed new prices for its TV packages and upgrades, with increases of between £1 and £4.25 per month.

Sky's premier package, The Complete, will see the biggest jump in cost - soon to be an extra £4.25 per month. New customers will still pay £20 per month for Sky's basic package, The Original, but for existing customers the price will go up by £1-£2.50 (depending on the current price paid).

The price of Sky's next generation TV service, Sky Q, launched in February, will also change.

Packages will now start from £44 per month instead of £42 and the high-end 4K service, Sky Q Silver, will now cost £56 instead of £54 per month.

Existing customers who want to upgrade will also see increases: Sky Sports is now £2 more per month, along with the Family bundle and Sky Q upgrades.

The announcement comes just days after Sky revealed it will be launching a new sports channel for all TV customers, including those that don't have broadband with Sky. Sky Sports Mix will show a combination of live sport including football, golf from Europe and the US, and international cricket, at no extra cost to Sky TV subscribers.

Sky also announced today that Sky Movies is now available in HD, without the need for a separate HD subscription.

Full list of price changes

The table below shows the current price for each Sky TV bundle, the price from 1 June 2016, and the difference in cost.

Commenting on the price changes, a Sky spokesperson said: “We are always investing to keep Sky the best value entertainment choice for customers. This year we’ll bring customers even more unmissable original British drama, as well as the best US shows from HBO and Showtime.

"We’re launching a great Sky Kids app, as well a new Sky Sports channel giving all TV customers a selection of live sporting action. On average, bills will rise by less than £3 per month."

Despite prices not changing until 1 June, Sky is already advertising products with their new prices on its website. When a customer adds a product to their basket they will then see the old price and a disclaimer about the price change before purchasing.

TV customers will be notified of any changes to their bills by letter or email between 21 March and 29 April.

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