Sky hit by loss of Italian football but UK sees growth

Comcast-owned pay TV operator Sky’s top line was hit by the loss of sports programme licensing agreements in Italy and Germany in the fourth quarter, with subscribers numbers also dropping in Italy due to the loss of Serie A rights. For the full year, Sky’s total customer relationships number fell by 198,000, despite an increase […]

Vodafone Deutschland to include Sky One in GigaTV offering

Vodafone Deutschland has struck an agreement with pay TV provider Sky Deutschland to include the latter’s flagship channel Sky One in its own GigaTV offering. Hitherto, Sky One was only available to Vodafone customers with Sky’s entertainment package. The move means that Vodafone customers with a pay TV package from the service provider will be […]

Sky adds Apple TV+ to Sky Q

Pay TV operator Sky has added Apple TV+ to its Sky Q offering and Sky Glass, its recently-launched integrated TV. Sky Deutschland has also added Apple TV+ to its Sky Q offering. In addition to Sky Q set-tops, the Apple TV+ service will be available on Sky Glass – the operator’s integrated TV offering – […]

Sky agrees to make F1 finale FTA on Channel 4

UK pay TV operator Sky has struck a partnership with terrestrial broadcaster Channel 4 that will see Sky Sports’ live coverage of the Formula 1 season finale in Abu Dhabi aired free-to-view. Sky Sports said it had seen record viewing from the competition, with the penultimate race in Saudi Arabia watched by a peak audience […]

Sky Deutschland makes Go available on Amazon Fire TV

Pay TV operator Sky Deutschland has added Amazon Fire tablets to the range of devices via which subscribers can access its Sky Go mobile app. The addition of the Amazon App store means that the Sky Go app is now available in all major app store including the Google Play Store, Apple App Store and […]

Peacock ‘content destination’ soft launches in the UK and Ireland on Sky

NBCUniversal has begun the soft rollout of its streaming brand Peacock in the UK with Sky. As announced in July, Peacock is coming to Sky in the UK and Ireland on November 16. At present, the focus is on the platform’s content rather than the SVOD itself, with NBCU saying that this marks the launch […]

Vodafone and Sky Deutschland test 5G Multiview App in stadium

Vodafone Deutschland and Sky Deutschland have successfully tested a new Sky 5G Multiview App during a Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund.  The app is desiged to provide a new ​​in-stadium experience, making exclusive content and different camera angles available to Sky subscribers in the stadium where the match is being played. Trial […]

Apple TV+ to launch on Sky Glass and Sky Q

Apple TV+, Apple’s SVOD offering, is to launch on Sky Glass and Sky Q, bringing customers Apple TV+ originals including Ted Lasso, The Morning Show, See and Foundation. As part of a new agreement between Sky and Apple, subscribers of Sky’s Now streaming offering will also be able to sign up for and purchase any Now membership on Apple […]

Sky hit by loss of Serie A as Comcast blooms in Q3

Sky saw its customer relationship base drop by 233,000 as a result of its loss of Serie A rights in Italy in a third quarter that was generally highly positive for parent Comcast. Sky’s loss of customers in Italy was partly offset by an increase in customer relationships in the UK, but its total customer […]

Record day for Sky Sports

Sky Sports recorded its highest ever day of viewing on October 24. On a day which featured coverage of the Premier League, Formula One and the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, the broadcaster had an average audience of 1.2 million throughout the day with a reach of over 8 million. The measurement was tracked from […]