Sky has recently announced that starting in 2018, the company will be offering a dish-less service through their Sky Q.
Until then, however, you still need a satellite dish for a Sky subscription, although there are some workarounds.
Is Sky TV available without a dish?
Sky has recently announced that it will soon be offering its services dish-free, via broadband, but thus far no date has been announced.
Does Sky TV still use satellite dishes?
Sky signals the end of the satellite dish. Sky plans to make all its channels and content available online, giving customers the option of doing away with a satellite dish. The pay TV company already offers some programming online on its Sky Go and Now TV services and through Sky boxes. A Sky box will still be required
What direction does a Sky dish have to point?
A general rule of thumb is that as you travel further east the more southerly the satellite dish looks and as you move further south the higher the satellite dish elevation. (But do bear in mind that most satellite dishes are offset so look like they are pointing straight ahead when they are at the correct elevation).