Sky Italia and DAZN forge streaming and TV partnership

Pay TV giant Sky and sports streamer DAZN have signed an agreement in Italy that makes DAZN’s app available on Sky Q from August 8. The deal will also allow Sky subscribers to access the Zona DAZN channel via the Sky decoder for a special rate, offering seven DAZN exclusive Serie A TIM matches per round and a selection […]

Sky Sport Box Office to broadcast Usyk/Joshua rematch

Sky Sports has confirmed that it will be exclusive PPV broadcaster of the hotly-anticipated Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua rematch next month. The fight is scheduled to take place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on August 20, and sees Joshua  attempt to regain the WBA (Super), WBO and IBF titles after his loss to Usyk last […]

SkyShowtime hires ex-HBO Max exec as strategy chief

SkyShowtime, Sky’s streaming joint venture with Paramount, has named former HBO Max executive Roberto Soto as chief strategy officer and John Heinemann, formerly with The Walt Disney Company, as General Counsel. The pair will join the company later this year.  Soto has served as SVP and head of growth marketing for EMEA at HBO Max, […]

Sky Glass to launch in Ireland

Sky is set to bring its Sky Glass range of smart TVs to Ireland. Starting from August 25, the pay TV operator will offer the full range of Sky Glass (Small 43”, Medium 55” and Large 65”) in five colours. The TV provides users with the full Sky experience over the internet without a satellite […]

Sky extends Wimbledon partnership

Sky Deutschland has extended its partnership with the All England Tennis Club to broadcast the Wimbledon tennis championship and distribute the tournament on the internet, IPTV and via mobile in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Sky will continue to report live from the tournament in Wimbledon in Germany, Austria and Switzerland – including exclusively in Germany […]

Sky extends Axinom tech partnership

Sky UK has announced an expanded technical partnership with modular streaming solutions provider Axinom. The partnership, which started in 2007, sees Axinom provide development and maintenance support for streaming services including WOW, Now and Sky Go. It has since expanded into technical cooperation with an aim to develop and enhance the capabilities of Sky’s streaming […]

NOW adds two new channels

Sky-owned OTT platform NOW has announced the launch of two new channels. The channels – Alibi and NBC News NOW – will be available to Now Entertainment Members at no extra cost, and provide viewers with an additional bank of live and on-demand content. Alibi focuses on mystery crime dramas, with highlighted series including Annika, […]

SyFy channel to rebrand as Sky Sci-Fi

Science fiction and fantasy broadcaster Syfy is set to rebrand as Sky Sci-Fi at the end of July. Sky has revealed that the change will happen at 11am on July 26, with the eagerly awaited series SurrealEstate launching the same week and the George. A Romero-inspired Day of The Dead coming in the same month. […]

SkyShowtime names programming chief

Pan-European streamer SkyShowtime has appointed BBC Studios’ Jon Farrar as head of programming. Farrar will be responsible for programming strategy, overseeing the Paramount and Comcast-backed service’s pipeline of partner studio content, and building a programming team across SkyShowtime’s markets to develop original and local content. Farrar will also lead the acquisitions, scheduling and editorial, and content […]

Sky renews PGA sublicensing deal with Warner Bros. Discovery

Sky has announced an extended deal with Warner Bros. Discovery for PGA Golf Rights.  Warner Bros. Discovery will sublicense the rights to Sky Sports, with the former in the midst of a 12-year US$2 billion rights deal across Europe that kicked-off in 2019. This latest deal will see Sky Sports show a minimum of 36 […]

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