Sky is waiting for United Kingdom approval to be bought by Fox, which in turn plans to sell the company to Walt Disney.
Sky Group Chief Executive Jeremy Darroch said these US deals "complement" its original content strategy.
It meant that Sky sold more than 60 million individual products and now has nearly 23 million customers.
Geographically, Sky saw revenues rise in every region.
It had been a particularly resilient performance, Mr Darroch said, because, during the period, the business could have been distracted by the fact that it was the subject of a takeover bid and a regulatory inquiry.
Fox's offer for the 61 per cent of Sky it doesn't already own is 1,075 pence a share.
Last year Sky announced that it would be making its full platform available without a dish and now we're finally hearing more details about it.
Following the earnings' call, Sky shares rose 1.1 per cent, valuing the company at £17.7 billion.
The company's satellite dishes have become a familiar sight across the country since it launched the UK's first official satellite TV service in February 1989 with just four channels, Sky Channel (later renamed to Sky One), Sky Movies, Sky News and Eurosport.
The number of Sky retail customers in the United Kingdom and Ireland rose by 255,000 to 12.9 million, while Sky added 365,000 new customers to bring the total to 22.9 million.
In its half-year results, the pay-TV and broadband business said it will launch Sky without a satellite dish and stream all its channels and on-demand content over IP.
Crucially for us, Darroch added: "We'll launch first in Italy before taking it to Austria and ultimately deploying across all our key markets".
Calling the move a "major development", it will allow the broadcaster to cut its costs, while also offering more affordable and convenient packages to customers.
"It's a process that is predominantly led by 21st Century Fox and we will assist in that", he said.
Other technological innovations planned include adding augmented reality and artificial intelligence to some parts of Sky's customer service app to enable customers to have simple questions answered more quickly.