Satellite Dish on its way out with Sky Q from 2018
In a recent announcement Sky has announced that it is launching its Sky Q service which will operate without the need for a dish in 2018. Simply this means that Sky Q services will be available via a broadband connection, as well as satellite, meaning customers without a dish or not wanting one will be still be able to benefit from Sky Q.
Some of the key features announced by Sky include voice search, a greater level of being able to personalise your services and the ability to record six shows whist watching a seventh - in 2017. Along with these new features, Sky will be launching a new "My Sky" which lets you check your bills, broadband speed and access customer support services.
Stephen van Rooyen, Sky's UK's Chief Executive, said "This year is about giving our customers even more quality, choice and value. We're planning to launch our Sky TV service without the need for a satellite dish for the very first time, giving millions more homes the chance to enjoy TV with Sky Q. And with innovations like the My Sky app, we are finding new ways to make our customers' lives simpler."
This is a natural move for Sky and makes sense for Sky Q services and not surprising with the more people living in places that are either unsuitable for a satellite dish installation, or experience a high occupancy turn over, making a dish uneconomical.