CNN+ gets first distribution deal as Warner and Comcast renew carriage agreement

WarnerMedia has announced the renewal and expansion of its carriage deal with Comcast. The headline to come out of this news is the announcement of the first distribution agreement for Warner’s premium news streamer CNN+ which will launch later this year. When it does, Comcast will make CNN+ available  to its Xfinity customers via its […]

Insight TV launches 4K channel on Comcast

Millennial-focused lifestyle programmer Insight TV has launched its Insight TV 4K channel across Comcast’s entertainment platforms, including Xfinity X1, Xfinity Flex and the company’s new XClass TV in the US. The service will feature some of Insight TV’s titles including Close Proximity, Epic Exploring and King of the Hammers. Insight TV 4K is the first full UHD HDR standalone SVOD […]

Universal movies to stream on Peacock 45 days after release

Comcast’s NBCUniversal has unveiled a new theatrical windowing model that will see most titles from Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG) streamed exclusively on Peacock as early as 45 days after their theatrical and premium VOD release.  The new model, designed to boost Peacock in its battle for viewers with rival streamers, will begin with the studio’s […]

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 […]

Comcast launches XClass smart TVs for US market

Comcast has revealed a range of smart TVs based on its XClass TV platform for the US. Unlike the smart TVs revealed by European subsidiary Sky earlier this month which is entirely designed from the ground up for Sky, XClass leans on the the hardware of TV maker Hisense. The sets will also be sold […]

Foxtel confirmed as first Sky Glass syndication partner

Australian pay TV operator Foxtel has confirmed that it will be the first global syndication partner for Sky Glass. Revealed last week, Sky Glass is the operator’s first attempt at making a smart TV range. The entirely streaming based product eliminates the need for a set-top box or satellite, and presents users with the full […]

Inside the Sky Glass launch event

Digital TV Europe was in attendance at Sky’s launch event for Sky Glass – the company’s first range of Smart TVs. Take a closer look at the London event and the new product range below.  

Comcast unveils global streaming device for Sky Q and Xfinity Flex

Comcast has publicly unveiled its new global wireless streaming device, the XiOne, that is initially available in Italy and Germany to Sky Q customers and will be rolled out in the US to Xfinity Flex customers. The launch in Europe, which is ongoing, marks the first time Sky’s video services are available via IP. Sky […]

Comcast and ViacomCBS team up for SkyShowtime European streamer

Sky owner Comcast has teamed up with ViacomCBS to launch a new joint venture streaming service targeting more than 20 European territories encompassing 90 million homes. The service, to be called SkyShowtime and scheduled for launch next year, will bring together entertainment, movies and original series from the NBCUniversal, Sky and ViacomCBS portfolio of brands, […]