Sky streamer NOW comes to Google TV devices

Sky has extended the capabilities of its streaming service NOW. As of this week, it is available on Google TV devices, including Chromecast with Google TV and eight of the UK’s biggest smart TV brands as it expands across Android TV OS devices. In addition to Chromecast with Google TV, the roll-out will make the […]

Comcast resilient, but Sky grapples with tough economic climate

Against a backdrop of economic volatility and seismic change in the media industry, Sky and NBC Universal owner Comcast managed to deliver a solid set of results for Q3 2022. For the quarter in question, revenues dipped 1.5% to $29.8 billion. For the first nine months of the year, the headline revenue figure was up […]

Sky Deutschland sub-licences Bundesliga match to Sat1 to promote its service

Sky Deutschland and the Seven.One Entertainment Group have reached agreement for a Bundesliga match between Bayern Munich and Werder Bremen to air live on the latter’s free to air channel Sat.1 on November 8th. Sky controls a package of around 200 live Bundesliga games a season until 2024/2025 as part of a four-year deal. SAT.1 […]

Sky launches Stream, its latest shift away from satellite

European PayTV broadcaster and streamer Sky has today launched a new product called Sky Stream in the UK. Available now from Sky commerce channel, the company called it “the most affordable way to get Sky TV and Netflix together, with combined packages from £26 a month”. Sky Stream enables users to stream content straight to […]

Sky enters new era with shift to IPTV 

Sky has officially ditched the dish in the UK. When it launched Sky Glass in late 2021, the country got a glimpse of what an entirely IPTV-based version of Sky would look like. The product however was an all-or-nothing situation where customers basically up front had to decide that they were going to be Sky […]

Sky brings standalone Stream device to UK on October 18

Sky has announced that its streaming device Sky Stream will launch in the UK as a standalone product on October 18.   Sky Stream had previously only been available in the country to customers who had also taken Sky Glass, the company’s streaming-oriented TV. The small streaming puck effectively brings the Sky Glass platform to […]

MultiChoice becomes Sky Glass syndication partner

South African pay TV operator MultiChoice Group is to be Comcast-owned pay TV giant Sky’s second global syndication partner for its Sky Glass integrated TV offering. Under the agreement, a range of 4K QLED TVs with integrated sound bar featuring Dolby Atmos will be available to MultiChoice customers. The Sky Glass streaming aggregation product will […]

Sky Glass goes on sale in Italy

Sky Glass, the pay TV operator’s integrated smart TV, has gone on sale in Italy. The Italian launch, which comes 11 months after Sky Glass started selling in the UK, will see smart TVs on sale, priced from €697 for a 43-inch model, €995 for a 55-inch version and €1,293 for a 65-inch model. Buyers […]

SkyShowtime to begin rollout on September 20 in Nordics

SkyShowtime, the streaming joint-venture of Comcast and Paramount Global, will launch on September 20. The service was first revealed in mid-2021, and will bring together entertainment, movies and original series from the NBCUniversal, Sky and Paramount portfolio of brands, including titles from Showtime, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, Paramount+ Originals, Sky Studios, Universal Pictures, and Peacock. Highlighted […]

Ofcom: Sky ‘continues to contravene’ end of contract notification rules

The UK’s broadcast regulator, Ofcom, has found that Comcast-owned pay TV operator Sky is in violation of contract rules. Closing a case which was opened in December 2020, Ofcom ruled that Sky failed to comply with the requirement to issue end-of-contract notifications to certain pay TV customers.  This came after the regulator introduced new rules […]