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Sky increases commitment to women’s sport

Sky Sports will increase its investment in and coverage of women’s sport in 2020, the broadcaster has announced. In a statement, Sky Sports said that it will make more live women’s sport available on its YouTube channel. This includes the Women’s Six Nations rugby union tournament, the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), the Netball Superleague […]

Sky Italia secures reversal of ban on exclusive Mediaset online deal

Sky Italia has secured a lifting of restrictions imposed on it by the Italian competition regulator over its deal with Mediaset. The watchdog last year imposed a three-year ban that stopped the pay TV operator from distributing exclusive content from Mediaset on its online platform. A regional administrative court has overturned the ban, which relates […]

Sky to bundle Netflix in £25 per month ‘Ultimate TV’ package

Sky has announced a new ‘Sky Ultimate TV’ package which bundles Sky Q with Netflix for an introductory £25 per month. In a release, the Comcast-owned operator called the pricing “unbeatable” and said that “you won’t find them together for less anywhere else.” At the end of the ‘limited introductory offer’ the price will increase […]

Disney and Sky announce Disney+ distribution deal

NBCUniversal-backed UK broadcaster Sky has agreed a multi-year deal with Disney that will see its Disney+ service become available in the UK and Ireland on the pay operator’s platform. The agreement, which has been in the works for several months, will see Disney+ accessible via the Sky Q platform in the UK and Ireland, while […]

Jefferies: Sky more likely to team up with BT Openreach than Virgin Media for fibre

Sky is more likely to partner with BT Openreach to extend its fibre broadband reach in the UK than to sign a much-speculated on wholesale deal with Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media, according to analysts from Jefferies. Jefferies gave BT a ‘buy’ rating but predicted a cut in its dividend per share from next year to […]

Sky launches new packages with BT Sport

Sky has launched two new sports packages that combine Sky Sports and BT Sport channels for the first time. Subscribers can now sign up for a combined Sky Sports and BT Sport for £35 (€42) for existing customers on an 18-month contract, while for £47 they can combine the two sports offerings with Sky Entertainment, […]

A+E’s History channel to be rebranded Sky History

A+E Networks and Sky have announced a new joint venture channel Sky History. The new channel will replace A+E Networks’ UK channel History in Spring 2020, a statement from the broadcaster said. Sky History will continue to be operated by A+E Networks, and serves as its flagship brand alongside Crime+Investigation, Sky History2 (formerly History2), Lifetime […]

Sky announces UK price increases

Sky has announced a series of price increases across some of its TV and broadband packages. Most price increases are between £1-2, justified by the addition of new services, content, or the development of new systems. The increases will be implemented from April 1. Sky Broadband Essential and Sky TV Entertainment have both been raised […]

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. […]