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BT revamps pay TV packages with flexible structure

BT has launched a range of new ‘flexible’ TV packages as it looks to disrupt the UK’s pay TV market and keep pace with the rising tide of streamers.  Launching on February 21, the company will offer 24-month flexible TV packages which are designed to allow customers to upgrade, downgrade and add bolt-ons on a […]

Sky wins back IPL rights

Sky Sports has regained the Indian Premier League cricket tournament through to 2023. The league is the leading Twenty20 cricket franchise, and recorded 462 million viewers in its native India in 2019, according to BARC. Sky previously held the rights from 2015-18, but was unable to reach an agreement with Disney-owned Star India in 2019. […]

Sky New Zealand completes Lightbox acquisition

Sky New Zealand has acquired SVOD Lightbox from Spark. The deal, which was originally announced in December 2019, will see Sky merge Lightbox with its own Neon entertainment streamer to create what it calls is “a super-charged service for New Zealand customers.” The deal includes Spark customers who receive ‘Lightbox on us’ from Spark continuing […]

Sky announces carbon neutral initiative

Comcast-owned Sky has announced a global initiative for the operator to go net zero by 2030. With the climate crisis having an impact on all aspects of life, an increasing number of major companies ranging from supermarket M&S to iconic toymaker Lego have pledged to entirely reduce their reliance on fossil fuels. Though Sky became […]

Sky ‘close to Disney+ deal’

Disney is on the brink of a distribution deal with Sky for its fledgling streamer, Disney+, according to a press report.  Disney+, which launches in the UK on March 24, is eagerly awaited in the UK with a survey finding that a quarter of Brits intend on signing up to the service. According to The […]

Sky Deutschland adds sports highlights to Sky Q and Sky Go

Sky Deutschland has added highlight video content from its live sports channels to its Sky Q and Sky Go platforms, meaning that all Sky Customers with its Bundesliga football package have access to highlights of Sky Bundesliga games and all matches in the 2.Bundesliga division. Sky live sports highlights will be available via the Sky […]

Comcast to launch NBC Sky World News

Comcast will launch NBC Sky World News this summer. The channel’s launch will be the latest flex of corporate synergy since Comcast’s £30.5 billion acquisition of Sky in 2018. The global news network will be targeted at English-speaking audiences, and will hire 100-200 new employees under the guidance of Deborah Turness, NBC News International president […]

Netflix: New Sky deal; French focus; Gibhli get; Royal interest

Netflix has announced an extended multi-year agreement with Sky in the UK.  The streamer initially signed a distribution deal with Sky in 2018 to bring its app to the Sky Q platform. In a release, Sky said this new deal will expand upon the initial agreement, and give customers the option to take up Netflix’s […]

Telecom Italia strikes deal with DAZN 

Telecom Italia (TIM) and sports streaming outfit DAZN have struck an agreement that will give TIM customers access to DAZN’s content through dedicated offers.  The partnership builds on TIM’s strategy of establishing itself as a leading aggregator of content in Italy, with a sports offering that includes national and international football alongside other sports.  From […]