Sky+HD Reaches One Million Households

Good quarter sees 43 per cent customer growth.

You know that we like Sky+HD, but you probably didn’t know that over one million other UK denizens agree. After ‘record sales for the first three months of 2009’ Sky has breached the one million Sky+HD subscribers mark, up from around 465k the same timer last year.

Sky’s total install base grew to an impressive 9.3 million subscribers – up 43 per cent form last year, with around five million of those taking Sky+ and 15 percent, or 1.4 million Sky customers, also taking their broadband and telephone service from Sky.

Those figures in mind, it’s not surprising that Sky had a decent quarter finically, with reported revenue up seven per cent at a touch under £4 billion and reported profit up 23 per cent to £622 million. Thanks to that performance, Sky reduced its net debt from £1.9 to £1.67 billion.

It’s a good thing for Sky that the HDTV viewing public were apparently undaunted by reports of Sky+HD box failures

Sky One Million Sky+HD Subscribers press release
Sky financial results (PDF).