Sky’s profits rise 16% after strong UK customer growth

skySky’s highest customer growth in the UK in nearly a decade helped the satellite broadcaster post a 16% rise in adjusted operating profit in its first results since its £5bn acquisition of Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland.

The pay-TV company, which now has a customer base of nearly 25 million across Europe, reported first half adjusted operating profits of £675m in the six months to the end of December last year, ahead of forecasts of £644m.

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