European pay-TV group Sky posted a slightly-better-than expected 10% jump in first-quarter operating profit, helped by strong new broadband additions in Britain. 

Sky, formed from the combination of Britain's BSkyB, Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia to serve 21 million customers in Europe, added 134,000 customers in the quarter. 

Operating profit of £375m was slightly ahead of a forecast of £366m and the group said it was well positioned for growth opportunities.