In 2023, Sky UK intends to shut down satellite dish facilities

In 2023, Sky UK intends to shut down satellite dish facilities ...

Sky UK, most well known for its satellite dish, is planning to discontinue dish installations starting in 2023, according to reports. This information was obtained through a recent email from Sky to its trade suppliers.

Sky Television was first established in 1984 and now known as BSkyB when it merged with British Satellite Broadcasting, and has been one of the major broadcasters in the United Kingdom.

The set-top boxes have historically required that a connection to a satellite dish be repaired, and have been bundled with a monthly fee giving access to a wide range of channels. However, with the arrival of Sky Glass, the dish is not required as the service is provided via a broadband connection.

Sky Glass has been carrying out alongside Sky Stream set-top boxes, which can be used on existing TVs. Sky is in a position to begin supplying these boxes separately, and phase out the boxes that depend on satellite connectivity.

There has been no confirmation on how much the Sky Stream boxes will cost when they become available, but it does provide the same feature set (4K, HDR, Dolby Atmos) as the Sky Glass TV.