It was a big day for Sky yesterday with the announcement that its operating profits were up 34% to £805m and that the total number of Sky subscribers is now 7.8 million. Apparently 888, 000 people now own a Sky+ box too.
The company also took the wraps of its debut high definition TV decoder, which is likely to launch next year. All we know so far is that it will be a Sky+ style box with a whoppingly large hard disk built in and it will made by Thomson, the French company which makes some of the existing Sky+ boxes. I suspect they’ll let us know the size of the hard disk and the number and type of on board tuners nearer the time. Anyway for now gaze longingly at the pic.