Sky Nature launches in Italy and Germany

European pay-TV giant Sky and Smithsonian Networks-owned nature streaming brand Love Nature have expanded their five-year content deal in support of Sky Nature, to bring the channel to Italy and Germany. Launching in the UK last year, Sky Nature became the official, exclusive home of Love Nature series and documentary content in the country. The […]

Sky Deutschland ramps up original content drive

Sky Deutschland has unveiled a significant expansion of its original content drive following the recent launch of the new channels Sky Crime, Sky Comedy, Sky Nature and Sky Documentaries.  In addition to the Sky Originals Die Ibiza Affaire and Die Wespe, both of which will air this year, Sky broadcast is bringing Der Pass, season […]

Sky to deliver OTT services from single global sales and service platform

Sky Deutschland has revamped the look and feel of its flexible streaming offering Sky Ticket had of Sky Group moving all its streaming services across Europe to a single sales and service platform. Sky’s German operation has introduced a new-look Sky Ticket with a teal-green colour palette as part of a move to give a […]

Sky to give ‘more prominence’ to BBC in latest agreement

UK pubcaster the BBC and pay TV operator Sky today have renewed and expanded their long-term partnership with an agreement that the pair say will further enhance the visibility of the BBC’s brands and services on Sky’s TV services. Sky said that BBC content will be more prominent on Sky platforms by making it even […]

Sky upgrades Sky Q with new voice features, selective ad-skipping

Pay TV giant Sky has made a number of changes to its flagship Sky Q offering including introducing the ability to switch between apps and back to Sky using voice, the ability to record what users are watching on live TV with new voice commands, and the launch of a Sky Sports Recap service on […]

Sky Deutschland agrees pact with Deutsche Telekom

Sky Deutschland has struck a new long-term partnership agreement with Deutsche Telekom that will make the streaming service Sky Ticket available on Telekom’s Magenta TV service, and Telekom’s MagentaSport app available on Sky Q. The new deal means that Telekom will be able to market and bill for the Sky Ticket offering to Magenta TV […]

What does a streaming-only Sky Q box mean for the UK pay TV market?

After years of silence, Sky may be on the verge of launching a streaming-only version of Sky Q in the UK. Initially proposed by then-CEO Stephen van Rooyen in 2017 and slated for a 2018 launch, such a product was launched earlier this month in Germany bringing new speculation surrounding a UK rollout.  This culminated […]

Sky eyes online-only Sky Q box for UK

Sky is reportedly eying a launch of a streaming-only version of Sky Q for the UK market.  The concept was initially proposed by former Sky UK CEO Stephen van Rooyen in 2017 and was scheduled to launch in 2018 but talk of such a product then went quiet.  After several years, UK paper The Sunday […]

Comcast and ViacomCBS team up for SkyShowtime European streamer

Sky owner Comcast has teamed up with ViacomCBS to launch a new joint venture streaming service targeting more than 20 European territories encompassing 90 million homes. The service, to be called SkyShowtime and scheduled for launch next year, will bring together entertainment, movies and original series from the NBCUniversal, Sky and ViacomCBS portfolio of brands, […]

Virgin Media O2 passes new fibre milestone as competitive landscape heats up

Liberty Global and Telefónica-owned Virgin Media O2 has added one-and-a-half million homes to its gigabit network, enabling it to make the claim that more than half of its footprint can now access ultra-fast broadband speeds. The company has now upgraded its network in locations across the UK, including Bournemouth, Bristol, Northampton, Sunderland, Wolverhampton, Wigan and […]

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