Sky has announced changes to its television packages, giving customers greater flexibility over entertainment content, and potentially reducing the price for many subscribers.
The company is launching a new Entertainment package that replaces the current Original, Variety and Box Sets offerings.
For £20 a month you’ll be able to glean access to 350 channels, including marquee offerings like Sky Atlantic, Sky One, National Geographic, Discovery and MTV.
However, if you want luxuries like the Kids channels you’ll pay an extra £5 a month, it’s also an extra fiver for access to 450 box sets, and a further £5 for access to HD and 3D content.
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The new options replace the existing Box Sets entertainment offering, which cost £38 a month all-in. So that’s a saving of £3 a month, if you get everything.
The revamp also makes things more flexible for people who don’t want kids shows or the on-demand box sets.
You’ll need to give 31 days notice if you want to remove any of these add-ons, which is much better than the current rules that keep customers on the tariffs for up to 18 months (via MoneySavingExpert).
Sports and movies not included
Of course, none of this includes access to Sky Sports or Sky Cinema, which isn’t getting cheaper as part of the new structure.
However, customers will have the right to add the premium sports channels or movies on a rolling month-to-month basis or as part of a fixed-term contract.
The new packages are available to new customers now, while existing subscribers will be able to make changes in January.
If you’re a new customer you’ll 1TB Sky Q box as standard, but if you want access to 4K content, you’ll need to upgrade to the 2TB offering.
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