MSE News: Sky TV customers to be hit with price hikes

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Sky TV customers with its Family and Sky Sports bundle could be hit with price hikes of up to £36/year from June ...
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  • So the BBC has a six year price freeze, yet Sky puts their fee up £36 in one year?! That is a quarter the cost of the whole licence fee! Still, I suppose the £5.1bn Premier League TV deal has to be paid for...
  • millermiller Forumite
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    You have a choice whether to purchase Sky or not though.

    The "BBC bundle" is mandatory.
  • This got me so angry when I read this this morning. I'm on a Variety bundle and I bet you anything they won't give me anything extra unless I upgrade. But then, I looked and actually the Original package is fine for me (it's not getting a price hike) so I'm going to downgrade and save myself £8 a month!

    One more slight grip though. To upgrade you get a freephone number and Live chat. To downgrade you get a premium number only....
  • It is so unfair that the price increase for Sports is lower than for Variety and Family when the ridiculous fees paid to the Premier League are probably the main reason for the increase. Time to cancel methinks
  • CastleCastle Forumite
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    Sky increase in September 2013 for me was 4.7%, in September 2014 5.1%; this will be 5.5% and starting from June. Clearly the cost of living is going up!
  • It is so unfair that the price increase for Sports is lower than for Variety and Family when the ridiculous fees paid to the Premier League are probably the main reason for the increase. Time to cancel methinks

    Aren't there enough variety and family programmes on Freeview/Freesat, especially now there is iPlayer, ITVplayer, 4OD etc? You could always supplement it with Blu-ray rental from Lovefilm (£7.99 a month for two discs at a time unlimited) or streaming from Netflix (£6.99 a month).
  • edited 19 March 2015 at 1:06PM
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    edited 19 March 2015 at 1:06PM
    I'm on the MSE 40% off deal, from February 2015, so still inside the 60 day limit.

    Not that it matters much, since the £3 increase should be reduced by 40%.
  • pen1pen1 Forumite
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    MSE wrote:
    Sky TV customers could be hit with price hikes of up to £36/year from June
    A Sky TV customer with Family Bundle + Sky Movies & Sports would pay £3 extra for Family Bundle + £1.50 extra for Movies & Sports.Thus, £54 per year extra.:question:

    Assuming Sky don't do what they're doing this year and raise the prices again after 9 months!:)
    MSE wrote:
    Sky Sports £1 increase £25
    Sky Movies & Sky Sports £1.50 increase £34
    Sky Sports current price £24.50; therefore, £1 increase= £25.50
    Sky Movies & Sky Sports current price £33; therefore, £1.50 increase= £34.50
    :question:
  • pen1pen1 Forumite
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    It is so unfair that the price increase for Sports is lower than for Variety and Family when the ridiculous fees paid to the Premier League are probably the main reason for the increase. Time to cancel methinks
    I think you make a fair point, but of course it wouldn't be fair either for Sky to be loading Premier League costs on to Sports subscriptions this year, for a contract that applies from August 2016!

    The reality for Sports subscribers for the coming season, is that increases to the Variety or Family Pack will apply to them, plus an additional £1 per month for Sports, in a season where Sky have lost the Champions League rights to BT Sport.:)
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    One more slight grip though. To upgrade you get a freephone number and Live chat. To downgrade you get a premium number only....


    Just go through on the freephone number and ask to be transferred to cancellations -It won't be a problem.

    Personally I don't find live chat steller for anything though and would always call.
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