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SVOD aggregators are too big to ignore for players looking for global scale

Roku shares leapt to an all-time high this week after industry juggernaut John Malone threw his weight behind it, and other tech players, as the future of streaming and content aggregation. Malone had every right to be bullish on all three of Amazon, Roku and Apple, with the trio (potentially along with Google as it […]

Sky adds HDR movies and series to Sky Q and offline viewing in new update

Sky has begun its roll out of HDR support for Sky Q as part of a major update for the pay TV platform.  The addition of HDR is the biggest update of note to the platform, and comes after support for the higher fidelity format was added for Netflix and Disney+. Sky said that it […]

UK Basketball bounces back to Sky Sports in BBL deal

Sky Sports has announced a deal with the British Basketball League (BBL), bringing coverage of domestic basketball back to the broadcaster. The two-year deal will see Sky Sports broadcast 30 live BBL matches a season, along with both the men’s and women’s finals including BBL Trophy Final, BBL Cup Final, BBL Playoffs. Coverage will begin […]

Discovery launches discovery+, offers 12 month free promo to Sky Q customers

Discovery has officially launched its streaming service discovery+ in the UK and Ireland. The streamer, previously branded as “a new SUV” to the “great sports cars” of Netflix and Amazon by Discovery CEO David Zaslav, promises to offer “an unprecedented collection of factual, lifestyle and reality programming.” As announced in October, the streamer – initially […]

Sky Sports makes landmark women’s boxing event free-to-view

Sky Sports has announced it is making this coming weekend’s triple-header of women’s world title boxing fights available to UK viewers for free.  The women’s boxing-oriented Matchroom Boxing event taking place on Saturday will be available to watch on YouTube, Facebook and the Sky Sports website, in addition to the Sky Sports Arena channel. The […]

Sky Deutschland launches Ticket on new Xbox and PlayStation consoles

Pay TV operator Sky Deutschland is launching its low-cost OTT option Sky Ticket on new game consoles the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S and PlayStation 5. The service will be available on the Microsoft device on November 10 and on Sony’s PlayStation on November 19. Sky Ticket providers a reange of entertainment and […]

Sky launches new UK FTTP service

Sky has announced the launch of a new FTTP service in the UK which promises to offer average speeds of up to 145Mbps. Available with its Sky Broadband Superfast and Ultrafast packages, the Comcast-owned operator said that the new fibre tech is currently available to more than 3 million homes in the UK, with 31,000 […]

Sky adds users in UK as aggregation strategy begins to bear fruit

  Sky has doubled down on content aggregation being key to its strategy as it saw a solid quarter in the UK. The company confirmed that Sky saw a “significant sequential improvement in direct-to-consumer revenue” but saw net losses of 21,000 customer relationships across TV, broadband and mobile across the entire group. This loss however […]

Sky announces surprise move into physical retail

At a time when physical retail is struggling in the UK, Comcast-owned pay TV operator Sky has announced that it will open retail locations for the first time in its 30-year history.  The first store will open on October 26 in Liverpool, with the operator saying that it will open further shops in 2020 and […]

Sky adds kids content from DreamWorks in NBCU deal

Sky has announced a new long-term partnership with sister company NBCUniversal to bring DreamWorks animated TV content to Sky customers in the UK. Starting in late October, the partnership promises hundreds of hours of animated series on the Sky Kids channel and, on weekends, on Sky One. Customers will also be able to watch shows […]

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