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Pluto TV makes European debut on Now TV in the UK

US over-the-top television service Pluto TV has made its first move into Europe by launching on Sky’s Now TV platform in the UK. Pluto TV’s UK offering includes more than a dozen channels providing a range of entertainment, with further launches planned for the UK and the German-speaking markets “in the near future”. “Our vision […]

Now TV integrates Netflix and launches new smart box

The recently-announced collaboration between pay TV giant Sky and SVOD platform Netflix took a step forward today with news that the Netflix app has been integrated with Sky streaming service Now TV. Consumers who sign-up or sign-in to their Netflix account can now switch seamlessly between Now TV Entertainment Pass series like A Discovery of […]

Comcast closes in on 40% of Sky shares days after US$39bn bid

Comcast has bought up 36.95% of Sky just days after it dealt a knock-out $39bn bid for the pay-TV broadcaster. As of Wednesday (September 26), the business owns around 635m shares in Sky, according to an official statement from the London Stock Exchange, and is looking to make further market purchases at £17.28 per share. […]

Fox ‘considering options’ as Comcast deals knockout blow for Sky

Sky’s stock has jumped in value after the pay TV operator’s independent board recommended shareholders accept its superior offer in the sealed bidding process carried out at the end of last week, with Fox “considering its options” over its 39% stake in the company. “As the price of the final Comcast Offer is materially superior, […]

Sky to bring Netflix on-demand package to Sky Q in November

Sky is introducing Netflix to its Sky Q platform in the UK in November, launching a new subscription package that it claims will be the country’s biggest on-demand TV service. The ‘Ultimate On Demand’ subscription pack will bring together some 400 UK and US Sky Box Sets with the full Netflix service – allowing viewers […]

Fox extends Sky deadline as sealed auction looms

21st Century Fox has extended its deadline for Sky shareholders to accept its £14 a share offer for the company until October 6, following a similar move by rival Comcast next week. Fox’s move sets the scene for a sealed auction to kick off after the September 22 deadline for Fox to raise its bid. […]

Sky Deutschland taps Roku for launch of Sky Ticket Stick

Sky Deutschland has launched the Sky Ticket Stick, and HDMI dongle supplied by Sky’s long-term partner Roku as an alternative way of accessing OTT TV service Sky Ticket – the equivalent of Sky’s Now TV in the UK. The contract-free Sky Ticket service includes access to popular apps such as those giving access to the […]

Sky invests in media supply chain management specialist

Sky has invested US$2 million (€1.7 million) in media and entertainment supply chain management specialist SDVI. SDVI provides a cloud-based service that helps media companies manage applications and resources across the content supply chain. The platform claims to have sophisticated analytics which allows customers to transform the utilisation of technical infrastructure and drive end-to-end efficiency […]

UK Takeover Panel rules Disney must pay £14 a share for Sky

The UK Takeover Panel has confirmed that Disney would be obliged to pay £14 (€15.70) a share to take control of the remaining part of Sky that 21st Century Fox does not own. if 21st Century Fox fails to gain to control of the operator before the completion of Disney’s acquisition of Fox’s entertainment business. […]

Sky launches pop-up superheroes channel

Sky Deutschland is launching a pop-up TV channel dedicated to comic book superheroes. The channel, Sky Cinema Comic-Helden HD, which will air from September 24 until October 7, will hinge on the exclusive TV premier of movie Justice League with ben Affleck and Gal Gadot on October 30, which brings multiple superheroes from different franchises […]

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