Sky confirms no satellite dish required from 2019

The new plans will see the latest Sky Q TV service made available to customers without the installation of a satellite dish, with programmes instead delivered over broadband to a new set-top box.

The move was first announced as part of Sky’s latest financial results last January. But while the 2018 financial results report, released today, confirms the satellite-free experience on the company’s 2018 roadmap, it might be later rather than sooner before it launches in the UK.

The report says it will launch first in Italy, then Austria, followed by other “key markets”, so customers in the UK may not have access until late 2019. Until then, the only way to access Sky TV content without a dish is via Now TV, which offers a taste of Sky’s content delivered over the internet to an app or set-top box. You can get a NowTV Box or Stick from our friends over at