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Italian watchdog to probe Mediaset-Sky deal

Italy’s antitrust authority is opening a probe into the sale by Mediaset of its digital-terrestrial pay TV platform, R2, on which its Mediaset Premium offering sits. According to the watchdog, the probe will look into the competition impact of the agreement on the pay TV market, noting that Mediaset Premium has in the past represented […]

EU accepts Hollywood studios and Sky measures to end geo-blocking case

The European Commission has accepted commitments by Hollywood studios not to apply clauses in contracts with Sky that prevent EU consumers outside the UK and Ireland from subscribing to Sky’s UK pay TV service to access films via satellite or online. The EC has made commitments offered by Disney, NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros. and […]

Sky offers mobile TV without use of data allowance

Sky has unveiled a new version of its Watch mobile TV offering, which enables Sky customers to stream content through Sky apps in the UK and EU without using their data allowance. Building on the existing Sky Watch offering, which enables viewers to download shows to their mobile to watch offline with Sky Go Extra, […]

Sky Austria launches streaming offering Sky X

Sky has launched a streaming-only option, Sky X, in the Austrian market, the latest iteration of its move away from satellite and cable distribution and all-in packages to extend its reach to a broader base of consumers. Sky X will provide a range of channels including Sky 1, Sky Sport Austria and Sky Atlantic alongside […]

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 […]