Sound start to the year: Sky Q1 2013 results | Nov 2012

Sectors: 
Fixed Line
Telecoms
TV
Media
Companies: 
Sky
BT

Q1 2013 was a solid quarter, notable for low seasonal churn, uplift in television gross additions and good growth in home communications, although the rate is slowing The low quarterly ARPU increase of £2 was the weak point in light of the September price increases in television, testifying to the toughness of the economic headwinds rather than to competition from OTT services like Netflix and Lovefilm With NOW TV in its teething stages, the main impact of connected TV on Sky will only start to emerge in the second half of next year; while the most immediate issue is the entry of BT into the sports content market and the concomitant risk of sports rights inflation

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