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Mediaset channels return to Sky Italia

Italian broadcaster Mediaset’s channels have returned to pay TV operator Sky Italia’s platform after an absence of three and a half years following last year’s wide-ranging agreement between the pair to collaborate in pay TV. Mediaset’s free-to-air networks Canale 5, Italia 1 and Rete 4 and thematic channels Canale 20, La5, Mediaset Extra, Italia Due, […]

Sky chief blasts mulled voluntary TV gambling ad ban

Sky UK CEO Stephen van Rooyen has criticised the floating of plans by the Remote Gambling Association (RGA), which represents gambling firms including Bet365, Paddy Power and Ladbrokes, to voluntary implement a ‘whistle-to-whistle’ ban on TV advertising of their services during the airing of sports fixtures on TV. In an article published in The Times, […]

Sky Sports strikes new deal for Scottish Premiership

Sky Sports has struck a new agreement with the Scottish Professional Football League to carry coverage of Scottish Premier League football for five years from 2020. Sky Sports will show up to 48 live Ladbrokes Premiership matches every season, as well as the Premiership/Championship Play-offs, on its dedicated channel, Sky Sports Football. As well as […]

Sky Deutschland adds Netflix to Sky Q

Sky Deutschland will add Netflix to its Sky Q offering tomorrow as part of a new Entertainment Plus package, with Netflix recommendations and search integrated as part of the Sky Q experience. The new package, which will be available to Sky subscribers in Germany and Austria, will combine Sky original productions, international series, Sky box […]

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. […]