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Sky Deutschland enables viewing of recordings offline on the go

Sky Deutschland is enabling customers of its Sky Q advanced TV offering to consume recorded shows offline via the Sky Go app. According to the pay TV operator, Sky Q customers will be able to access recored shows from their Sky Q set-top box via the Sky Go app, watch them at home or download […]

Three Irish pubs ordered to pay Sky fines

Three Irish pubs have been ordered to pay damages for illegally showing Sky Sports in their venues. The River Lane, the Joshua Tree and the Bridge, all in Cork, have been fined €18,444, €17,500 and €14,688 respectively for publicly showing Sky broadcasts without a commercial licence. In addition, the venues have been made to pay […]

Sky expands channel line-up with new entertainment brands

Sky has announced the addition of two new own-brand channels to its entertainment portfolio: Sky Crime and Sky Comedy, taking the total of Sky-branded channels from four to six. Both channels will be available to all Sky customers at no extra charge, and as a part of the Now TV Entertainment pass for Now TV […]

Rai loses last appeal on Sky football decision

Italian public broadcaster Rai has lost a second appeal against an earlier court decision that allowed pay TV broadcaster Sky to rescind a deal that would have seen the broadcaster air free-to-view top tier international football in favour of commercial broadcaster Mediaset. The latest court ruling clears the way for Mediaset to air free-to-view matches, […]

Sky AdSmart ‘increases engagement by a third’

Addressable TV can increase ad engagement by 35% and cut channel switching by 48%, or almost a half, according to a five-year study of Sky AdSmart from the pay TV operator. According to the study, facial recognition analysis showed that when addressable ads are on TV, viewers’ attentiveness to the screen could be as much […]

Sky launches new Go app

UK pay TV provider Sky has launched a new Sky Go app that combines existing Sky Q and Sky Go features, allowing customer to view content in a single experience at home and on the move, according to the company. The redesigned app includes a new UI offering one touch destinations such as Home, TV […]

TIMVision to offer Serie A with Sky Now TV Ticket Sport agreement

Telecom Italia (TIM) has struck a deal with Sky Italia to add the latter’s Now TV Ticket Sport offering to its TIMVision service. The deal means that TIMVision subscribers will now be able to watch Serie A football along with key international matches along with TIM’s own entertainment services, including exclusive films and TV series. […]

Telecom Italia to boost TIMVision following end of Sky dispute

Telecom Italia (TIM) and Sky have ended a long-running contractual dispute in a deal that will allow the telco to sell Sky’s Now TV-Ticket Sport sports offering to TIMVision subscribers. TIMVision will now be able to provide an offering that includes seven out of 10 Serie A football matches. The deal also gives TIMVision the […]

Sky looks to partner with new D2C players as it doubles originals spend

The launch of Sky Studios, the pay TV operator’s new production arm, gives the Comcast-owned pay TV operator an opportunity to “develop European stories at a scale that we’ve never really seen before”, according to Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch. Speaking on Comcast’s quarterly earnings call, Darroch said that Sky would double the amount it spent […]

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 […]

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