Sky UK

British pay TV and telecommunications company which serves the United Kingdom
(Redirected from British Sky Broadcasting)

Sky UK Limited is a satellite television company owned by Comcast. It used to be called British Sky Broadcasting Limited, BSkyB and Sky. It offers television and broadband Internet services in the United Kingdom.

Sky UK Limited
Founded2 November 1990; 32 years ago (1990-11-02)
SloganBelieve in Better
HeadquartersGrant Way, Isleworth, TW7 5QD
Broadcast area
United Kingdom
Key people
Jeremy Darroch (CEO)
Former names
British Sky Broadcasting Limited, BSkyB and Sky
Official website
SubsidiaryNow TV

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The present service can trace its heritage back to 1990, when BSkyB's predecessors British Satellite Broadcasting encrypted their respective film channels – Sky Movies and The Movie Channel which required viewers to get decoding equipment and a subscription to watch the channels. After the two companies merged, subscribers could get access to both channels, and two years later, the sports channel Sky Sports also became encrypted.

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