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Sky price rises June 2016: How are Sky+ and Sky Q customers affected?

Sky has announced that a number of its TV subscriptions will be going up from June 1 onwards

In most cases, packages and bundles are going up by £2/month. Premium channel packs - that’s Sky Sports and Sky Movies - are going up by £2/month and £1/month respectively. 

While Sky says that on average you’ll pay around £3/month more, you could be paying as much as £5 more a month, depending on how your subscription is structured. 

We’ve got hold of all of the upcoming price rises and broken them down here. If you're a Sky+ or a Sky Q customer, click on the appropriate link to see the price changes that are relevant to you. 

Sky price rises June 2016: Original, Variety and Family bundles 

The Original TV entertainment bundle will remain at £20/month for new customers but rise to £22.50 for existing customers. 

Existing customers with the Original Bundle will see a monthly price rise of either £1 or £2.50. 

Both the Variety and Family Bundles (currently £30/month and £36/month) will be going up by £2. 

Sky+ Bundle Current Monthly Price New Price (from June 1, 2016)
Original £20.50/£21 £22.50
Variety £30 £32
Family £36 £38

Sky price rises June 2016: Sports, Movies, HD Pack and Multiscreen (aka Multiroom)

Sky Sports will be going up from £25.50/month by £2 to £27.50/month, while Sky Movies will increase by £1 to £18/month. 

If you’re taking both Sky Sports and Sky Movies together, the bundled packs will cost an extra £1.50/month instead of £3. 

If you’re taking the £5.25/month HD Pack with Sky Sports, then you’ll be paying £6/month - an increase of 75p, from June 1 onwards. 

The good news is if you’re taking the HD Pack in order to watch Sky Movies in HD, you won’t need to do this; from the beginning of June, Sky Movies subscribers will get all those channels in high definition as standard. 

Sky Multiscreen subscriptions currently cost an extra £12/month per extra room with Sky+ subscriptions. From June 1 onwards, this will go up to £12.75/month. 

Channel Package Current Monthly Price New Price (from June 1, 2016)
Sky Sports £25.50 £27.50
Sky Movies £17 £18
Sky Sports & Movies Bundle £34.50 £36
HD Pack £5.25 £6 (n/a with Sky Movies)
Multiscreen £12 £12.75

Sky price rises June 2016: Sky Q bundles

Both of the Sky Q subscriptions are going up by £2 in June. 

The basic Sky Q Bundle will cost £44/month and the more advanced Sky Q Silver Bundle will cost £56/month. 

Sky Q Bundle Current Monthly Price New Price (from June 1, 2016)
Sky Q Bundle £42 £44
Sky Q Silver Bundle £54 £56

As with Sky+ subscriptions, Sky Sports is increasing to £27.50/month and Sky Movies will go up to £18/month. 

If you’re taking both Sky Sports and Sky Movies together, the bundled packs will cost an extra £1.50/month instead of £3. 

Channel Package Current Monthly Price New Price (from June 1, 2016)
Sky Sports £25.50 £27.50
Sky Movies £17 £18
Sky Sports & Movies Bundle £34.50 £36

As HD channels are included as standard with Sky Q subscriptions, HD Pack price rises don't apply here. Similarly, as Sky Q is a multiroom system by default, the 75p increase to Sky Multiscreen won't be applied, no matter how many Sky Q set top boxes you're paying for. 

See our feature on Sky Q's prices and set-up fees here for more information

Sod this, I want out. How can I cancel my Sky contract?

Customers who are out of the minimum term of their contract have the right to cancel their subscription at any time, provided 31 days notice is given.

Sky+ subscriptions are typically 12 months long while Sky Q contracts are 18 monthers, so if you've just signed up, you won't be able to exit before then.  

You’ll need to contact Sky’s customer services team to start the process, which you can do here

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