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Sky Is Ditching The Dish To Bring Your Favourite TV To You On The Internet

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Sky Is Ditching The Dish To Bring Your Favourite TV To You On The Internet

Sky TV, if you had it as a kid, it was great. If you have it now, it's still great. It brings us the biggest shows on TV like Game Of Thrones, as well as a load of sports, movies, and basically whatever you want.

It's come a long way since the early days though. It now has nearly a thousand channels covering a whole load of languages and types. There's even a healthy selection of 'adult' entertainment if you are so inclined.

One of the immediately recognisable symbols of Sky TV is the Sky dish. They've been tacked onto the side of houses for longer than most of us can remember.

Now, though, Sky has announced that it's going to begin the process of ditching the dish and moving to a different way of getting telly into your house.

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Views of satellite dishes outside building may be a thing of the past. Credit: PA
Views of satellite dishes outside building may be a thing of the past. Credit: PA

Sky is going to start broadcasting all of its channels into houses via fibre-optic broadband.

This is an attempt to keep up with the pace being set by online streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime (but mainly Netflix).

You can already watch Sky TV on your computer and on your Wi-Fi connection through Sky Go or the Now TV service, but for the first time ever you'll be able to get every single one of Sky's services without having a guy come around to your house and stick a dish on the side.

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Sky TV will be delivered through the internet. Credit: Sky
Sky TV will be delivered through the internet. Credit: Sky

The change will happen first in Austria and Italy later this year and will follow in Britain at some point in the near future.

Sky reckons it will help to cut its costs and move into new markets (say hello to Skyflix).

Don't worry if you currently get your Sky TV from satellite, though - that will not change. It's just that people who can't have a dish or don't want to have one will now be able to get all of the Sky channels. You'll still have to have a Sky box, though.

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This comes after Sky announced that earnings and customers are up, which obviously meant profits go up.

More People Than Ever Will Have Access To Sky TV. Credit: PA
More People Than Ever Will Have Access To Sky TV. Credit: PA

Sky's Chief Executive, Jeremy Darroch, said: "This performance reflects the investment choices we have made in recent years, allowing us to more than offset the pressure on consumer spending across Europe.

"Looking ahead, we expect the consumer environment to remain challenging. However, we remain confident in our strategy and our ability to execute our plans."

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As long as we can still get Game of Thrones and the football, who cares where it comes from?

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Topics: uk news, TV and Film, Internet, technology news

Tom Wood
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