Sky has confirmed that it will be increasing the price of its pay TV packages from the 1st June 2016.
Full details of how this will affect subscribers remains to be seen, but details will be announced shortly, which may also include changes to some of the various pay TV bundles it offers to customers.
Last year, Sky's price rise was quickly followed by increases in line rental, TV and broadband charges at BT, a move which saw "free" access to all BT Sport channels being reduced to just BT Sport 1. BT sibling Plusnet followed with its own price changes, as did TalkTalk, before Sky then increased some of its telephone charges at the end of the year. Virgin Media then followed, with prices rises that came into force on the 1st February of this year, concluding the price rise cycle of all major providers.
So most households may well be better holding off from leaving until it becomes clearer how costs will change, and whether or not Sky will be offering any price rise cancelling retention deals over the summer: wherever you go, ultimately there will be price rises, it seems.
In its terms and conditions, Sky says it can increase costs by up to 10% during a customer's contract period.