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Sky Launches U.K. Mobile Service to Offer Quadruple Play Like Rivals BT, Virgin Media

Thu Jan 05 01:02:01 EST 2017 | The Hollywood Reporter
European pay TV giant Sky said Thursday that its previously unveiled Sky Mobile service in the U.K. is now available to buy. The launch comes as pay TV and telecom services continue to converge to offer consumers a so-called "quadruple play," or quad play, of video, broadband, telephony and mobile services. Analysts see that as a new weapon in Sky's arsenal against such rivals as British telecom powerhouse BT and cable firm Virgin Media, which is part of John Malone's Liberty Global. Prices star..


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