Sky customers face £84 price hike

01 Apr 2019 From today, millions of households will be met with additional squeezes on disposable income. With Sky customers facing paying up to £84 a year more for bundles including broadband, TV and phone from April 1st .

Alistair Thom, Managing Director for free to air satellite TV provider, Freesat said: “Worryingly, homeowners with expensive TV and broadband subscriptions are facing yet another price hike come April 1st.

In this time of economic uncertainty, the impact of hefty monthly bills, long contract terms and steep early termination charges is unignorable. With people’s finances already being squeezed – more needs to be done to ensure customers assess whether their TV subscription is really up to scratch.

Whether they are signed up to pay-TV or not, we know that 95% of the most watched programmes are available free to air. This begs the question why more aren’t taking action to switch to a free service, saving money without having to change their viewing habits in the process.

Freesat customers aren’t required to sign any contract or set up a subscription. As long as you have a satellite dish, you can access a great selection of live TV and On Demand players including BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub and YouTube with a single set-top box purchase, without sacrificing on the quality of entertainment provided.

Viewers can enjoy all of the box-sets and movies they love via optional streaming services like Netflix and Rakuten TV without spending a fortune, and free from the burden of long-term contracts and unexpected price hikes.”

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