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Virgin Media to offer UHD sports, movies and boxsets from Sky in new deal

Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media has struck a new multi-year partnership with pay TV operator Sky, enabling viewers to have access to Sky channels including Sky Cinema and Sky Sports as well as making Sky’s UHD TV content, including sport and movies, available to its customers. Sky’sline up of entertainment, cinema and sports channels will continue […]

Italian court rejects Rai appeal over Champions League

An Italian court has rejected an appeal by public broadcaster Rai over a disputed right to show Champions League football matches free-to-air, paving the way for an agreement between Sky and Mediaset to divide up matches between them to go ahead. Sky secured rights to the Champions League for the 2018-21 seasons in June 3017 […]

Sky Deutschland extend US Open deal

Sky Deutschland has struck a new deal to secure ongoing coverage of the US Open golf tournament across satellite, cable, IPTV, the web and mobile in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The agreement will see Sky deliver about 30 hours of live coverage from this year’s competition. In addition to coverage of the competition on Sky […]

Sky Deutschland to air expanded range of Premier League matches

Sky Deutschland is to broadcast an unprecedented 232 live English Premier League football matches on its platform next season, with the 148 other matches from the competition to be aired in a delayed window. Sky has secured the exclusive rights to to the completion  for satellite, cable, IPTV, web and mobile in Germany and Austria, […]

You.i TV to ‘expand global footprint’ with investment from Sky

Sky has announced a deal to invest an undisclosed sum in cross-platform tools developer You.i.TV. This investment is a part of the You.i Series C funding that was announced in November 2018. The deal will see David Beazley, director of software engineering at Now TV join the You.i TV board alongside representatives from AT+T, Causeway […]

NBCUniversal and Sky taking CFlight ad measurement to Europe

NBCUniversal and Sky are to take their burgeoning collaboration in advertising under Comcast’s ownership to the next stage by launching NBCUniversal’s CFlight cross-platform measurement standard in Europe. Sky adopting the next-generation metric across all of Sky Media’s content and platforms. CFlight is a unified advertising metric that captures live, on-demand and time-shifted commercial impressions on […]

BBC Studios takes boxsets to Sky and Now TV

Sky and BBC Studios have struck a deal to bring a list of BBC comedy and drama box sets to Sky and Now TV. From April, Sky subscribers will be able to binge on “hundreds of hours” of BBC content including classic series such as The Vicar of Dibley, Only Fools and Horses, The Royle […]

Sky launches new safety tool for parents of young children

Sky has launched a Kids Safe Mode on its Sky Q advanced set-top boxes. The new setting will allow parents to lock their Sky Q box in the Kids section by selecting the setting and entering their TV PIN. Once activated, all non-kids’ content including live TV channels, recordings, on-demand shows and apps will be […]

Italian watchdog to probe Mediaset-Sky deal

Italy’s antitrust authority is opening a probe into the sale by Mediaset of its digital-terrestrial pay TV platform, R2, on which its Mediaset Premium offering sits. According to the watchdog, the probe will look into the competition impact of the agreement on the pay TV market, noting that Mediaset Premium has in the past represented […]

EU accepts Hollywood studios and Sky measures to end geo-blocking case

The European Commission has accepted commitments by Hollywood studios not to apply clauses in contracts with Sky that prevent EU consumers outside the UK and Ireland from subscribing to Sky’s UK pay TV service to access films via satellite or online. The EC has made commitments offered by Disney, NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros. and […]

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