Sky has revealed figures for their home cinema services, that had a successful time of things during the last fiscal quarter.

In the 3 months to 31 December 2007, the number of households with Sky+ increased by 434,000 to 3.131 million, with a new customer signing up every 18 seconds.

The total number of Sky customers in the UK and Ireland rose by 167,000 to 8.832 million, meaning that 35% of Sky customers now have Sky+.

Nearly a fifth (17%) of viewing in Sky+ homes is time-shifted - more than any individual "linear" TV channel.

And things are also looking good on the high-def side of things - there are now 422,000 Sky HD customers, an increase of 60,000.