By Daniel Hunter

BSkyB has reported a trebling of its quarterly profits after broad demand for its TV and broadband services across Europe.

The satellite TV broadcaster reported pre-tax profits of £608m for the three months to the end of September, up from £198m in the same period last year.

Revenue was up 6% to £1.9bn and customers added 760,000 new products. There were 46,000 new TV customers and 75,000 new broadband customers.

BSkyB also sold a 6.4% stake in ITV, gaining £429m.

BSkyB chief executive, Jeremy Darroch, said: "The investments that we have made in new connected TV services are delivering growing benefits to our business. Our mobile TV service Sky Go Extra achieved a record quarter of growth."

Earlier this month, BSkyB was given the green light to merge Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland to create Sky Europe which will service 20 million customers.

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