THIS WEEK: Sky puts pounds 8m behind giveaway

Sky TV is set to launch its biggest ever retail promotion to potential subscribers, giving away a Sky dish and free installation to customers who buy any item worth more than pounds 299 in the run up to Christmas.

Sky TV is set to launch its biggest ever retail promotion to potential

subscribers, giving away a Sky dish and free installation to customers

who buy any item worth more than pounds 299 in the run up to Christmas.



Sky is pouring pounds 8m into advertising and marketing for the

promotion which will run in Comet, Granada, Tempo, Norweb and

independent retailers. Sky is also in negotiations with Dixons and

Currys.



There are over five million subscribers to Sky but the promotion is

evidence that the broadcaster will seek new marketing ploys to drive

subscription levels.



Advertising breaks this weekend in the national press, with radio,

poster and in-store advertising following on Monday. The offer will

initially run until November 14.



Sky marketing director Jim Hytner said: ‘Between now and Christmas is

our peak sales period. We want to give as many people as possible the

opportunity to own a dish.’



The ad campaign, through The Design Clinic, draws attention to the offer

and highlights programming developed to run with the promotion. This

will include Planet Football, featuring 18 hours of football; the 20

best-rated films of the year; and a Star Trek marathon.



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