Sky Programme Packages Outgun Rival

01 July 1998

BSkyB also unveiled a range of low-priced standalone digital channels at £4.99 monthly each. Options include Disney, Manchester United, Film on Four and Music Choice Extra - comprising 34 channels in all. Also on offer is an entry-point digital pack, Sky Value, priced at £6.99 per month. This includes five pay-channels - Sky One, Sky News, Discovery, Home and Leisure, Bloomberg financial news and QVC home shopping. 'Free' viewing includes BBC 1 & 2, Channels 4 & 5, BBC Choice and the BBC's 24-hour news channel. The Popular Mix pack at £8.99 includes all the Sky Value channels plus Paramount Comedy, Discovery, Nickleodeon, Fox Kids and National Geographic. Additionally, viewers can opt for the Knowledge pack (documentaries), Kids and Music (including MTV). The range of packages is designed to blast Ondigital's more limited offering out of the water.