Sky subscriptions increased by 171,000 in the second quarter, taking the total number of customers to 9.24 million, according to Sky's financial results statement for the half year ended 31 December 2008.
The increased rate of customer growth and ARPU helped increase revenues by 6% to £2.6 billion.
Over 50% of customers now have Sky+ or Sky+ HD, according to the report. Sky states that it will reduce the price of Sky+HD set-top boxes to £49 from 28 January 2009.
Jeremy Darroch, Chief Executive, said: "In a very challenging economic environment, we have delivered a great set of results by focusing on quality, value and service for our customers. Overall customer growth is up year on year and we are selling more products across the board, including record growth in Sky+HD."
He added: "Today we are announcing plans to make high definition more accessible to everyone. We will continue to build our broadband and home telephony businesses, helping even more Sky customers to save money on their household bills.
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