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Sky TV prices to rise by up to £3/month

Five of Sky's six TV bundles will go up in price, with Sky suggesting the average bill will increase by "less than £3 per month".

Sky's Original bundle, which includes 35 entertainment channels, Sky Atlantic and Sky Sports News, will remain the same price (£21) but all the other packages, including the Sky Sports and Sky Movies packages will increase in cost.

The price rises come after Sky paid a record £4.2 billion to show 126 Premier League football matches a season from 2016 to 2019.

Sky says the changes "reflect [Sky's] continued investment in more of the best content from around the world", which includes HBO content such as Game of Thrones, UK commissioned shows such as Fortitude and Penny Dreadful, plus films and live sports.

The Sky Movies bundle will go up 50p/month to £17/month, Sky Sports will increase by £1 to £25.50/month, while the Sky Movies + Sky Sports bundle will be £34.50/month, up £1.50.

The Variety bundle goes up £2 to £30/month, while the Family bundle jumps £3 to £36/month.

The new prices come in to effect from the 1st June.

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Joe Cox
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Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys playing records and cycling (not at the same time).