Three new channels for Now TV

Now TV, the skinny OTT offering of Sky, has announced the launch of three new channels as a part of its Entertainment pass. The channels, Sky Documentaries, Sky Nature and Sky History all offer a range of exclusive factual shows with “never before seen footage.” The release of the channels on Now TV follows their […]

Millions tune in for Bundesliga comeback

The Bundesliga made its comeback last weekend after a 66-day hiatus to positive viewing figures for Sky Deutschland and the league’s international broadcasters. Becoming the first major European football league to make its return amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Sky Deutschland said that a combined 3.81 million viewers tuned in on its linear channels and […]

Gangs of London a hit for Sky with 2.23 million viewers

Sky Atlantic’s latest drama Gangs of London has proved a hit with audiences to become the broadcaster’s second biggest original drama launch ever. The broadcaster said that the show saw a 7 day cumulative audience of 2.23 million viewers for the opening episode with a total of over 16.6 million downloads across the series so […]

Sky encouraging customers to ‘ReWatch’ with on demand box sets

Comcast’s Sky will add a number of on demand box sets in the UK as the country continues to be stuck inside by the ongoing lockdown. In a press release, the operator said that this content dump – dubbed ‘ReWatch’ –  is “designed to help ease boredom and offer some escapism while the country is […]

Pay TV: counting the cost of coronavirus

One of the most notable features of the impact of the coronavirus crisis on media has been the negative effect of the lockdown on the pay TV business. This was very evident in Comcast’s Q1 results this week, which showed Sky’s TV numbers and top line to be down significantly even ahead of the March […]

Sky TV base and revenues fall as sports lockdown hits home

Sky’s subscriber base was hit by the postponement or cancellation of major sports events in its Q1 results, with the loss of 65,000 customer relationships and a slide in revenues. Sky had 23.9 million customers at the end of the quarter. The reduction in numbers in the quarter compares with 112,000 additions for the same […]

Sky reveals streaming impact of coronavirus lockdown

European pay TV operator Sky has published a raft of data revealing how viewing habits have changed since the Covid-19 enforced lockdown came into effect in the UK and unveiled its most popular show during that time – Save Me Too. The Comcast-owned company said box-set consumption had increased by 26% between 17 March and 5 […]

Sky to launch factual channel trio at end of May

Pay TV operator Sky is to launch its new factual channels, Sky Documentaries and Sky Nature on May 27. The broadcaster will also launch the rebranded Sky History, the co-branded venture between Sky and A+E Networks formerly known as History, on the same date. The new channels will include on demand libraries and will be available to Sky […]

Sky adds educational collections to Sky Kids

With schools around the UK shut down, Sky has added a range of educational collections to Sky Kids. The operator said that the decision has been made “with the aim of helping families who will be spending more time together at home in the coming weeks and supporting their little ones during school closures”. Dubbed […]

Sky Deutschland to add Nick Jr and Nicktoons as ViacomCBS extends deal to Germany

ViacomCBS Networks International has struck a multi-year distribution deal with Sky covering German-speaking markets that will bring Nick Jr. and NickToons content to Sky customers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, giving them access to kids’ shows such as PAW Patrol and SpongeBob SquarePants. Nick Jr and Nicktoons linear channels will be added to Sky’s portfolio alongside video-on-demand […]