Sky X, a streaming-only TV service, is launching in the Austrian market.
Sky X will provide a range of channels including Sky 1, Sky Sport Austria and Sky Atlantic alongside third-party services includingORF, ARD, ZDF, ServusTV, ProSieben, Sat.1, Kabel Eins, Vox, n-tv, RTL and RTL2. The service is available without a monthly contract and content will be available via the Sky X app across all connected devices.
Sky is also providing a streaming-only box option for viewers, for viewers without a smart TV.
Sky’s existing German-area low-cost offering Sky Ticket is currently also available in Austria. However, the Austrian operation will reportedly discontinue sales of this option immediately, with a plan to phase it out over the longer term, giving Austrian subscribers the option of the advanced Sky Q full-fledged pay TV service or Sky X.
Three options are available at launch; a full pay-TV package – Kombi and Live TV – for €34.99, as well as Fiction and Live TV for €19.99 and Sport and Live TV for €24.99. The sport and Kombi offerings include access to the Austrian Tipico Bundesliga, Bundesliga and Champions League football, and Formula 1 motorsports.