Sky sees nine-month revenue up 11% to £9.64bn

Sky has recorded nine-month revenues up 11% in reported terms to £9.64bn, with growth in contributions from UK & Ireland, Germany & Austria and Italy, and says it is on track for the FY.

"It's been another strong quarter for Sky, despite this being our seasonally quietest period," said CEO Jeremy Darroch.

"We continue to perform well, attracting another 106,000 customers across the Group in the quarter, taking growth to 769,000 over the last 12 months."

Darroch said Sky had delivered strong revenue growth of 11% and was on track financially with operating profit for the nine months exceeding £1bn.

"We've made good progress on the growth plans that we laid out. We launched Sky Mobile to create a substantial new source of revenue and profits."

Darroch added that Sky had continued to improve the customer experience with further enhancements to our Sky Q and Sky+ platforms as well as the launch of our digital customer service via the My Sky app.

"We have concluded a number of long term rights renewals and are announcing today a major new multi-year co-production deal with HBO, as well as a ground breaking virtual reality experience in partnership with Sir David Attenborough and the Natural History Museum.

"Looking forward, we enter the final quarter of our fiscal year in good shape. Despite the broader consumer environment remaining uncertain, we continue to deliver on our strategy and are on track for the full year."