Sky Q launching in February – dates and costs revealed.
Sky’s next generation TV service, Sky Q, will start taking orders from 9th February 2016, with installations starting a few weeks later.
As part of the Sky Q service, customers will have access to a dedicated customer service centre will handle Sky Q customer queries, servicing and mechanical fault repairs at no extra cost.
For new and upgrading customers, the top of the range, 4K-ready Sky Q Silver box starts at £54 per month and includes one Sky Q Mini for multiroom viewing (another can be added to the bundle for a £99 one-off payment).
The regular Sky Q box, with its smaller hard drive, fewer tuners and no Ultra HD or multiroom support, will start at £42 per month.
Sky Q – Basic charge – £42
Sky Q – Basic + Sky Movies charge – £59
Sky Q – Basic + Sky Sports charge – £67.50
Sky Q – Basic + Sky Movies and Sky Sports charge – £76.50
Sky Q Silver – Basic charge – £54
Sky Q Silver – Basic + Sky Movies charge – £71
Sky Q Silver – Basic + Sky Sports charge – £79.50
Sky Q Silver – Basic + Sky Movies and Sky Sports charge – £88.50
Though you have to pay for the Sky Q hardware, you’re technically leasing it and must return everything to Sky at the end of your subscription.
This part of the deal may make it hard to get and use Sky Q receivers into Spain.
Sky Q boxes are quoted as being available from £249, and the Sky Q Silver box for £299, with discounts available for Sky Broadband customers.
Sky Q installations will be phased with Sky Broadband customers receiving the product first, before very soon opening up to those with other broadband providers.