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Now TV looking to add new features

Sky’s UK OTT TV service Now TV aims to add download-to-play to its offering, and will look at adding third-party SVOD options on a case-by-case basis, according to Kelly McAree, head of proposition, Now TV. Speaking at the OTT TV World Summit in London this morning, McAree said that Now TV had ambitions to do […]

Mediacom: 94% of UK kids now have access to OTT services

A massive 94% of children and teenagers in the UK now have access to on-demand or OTT services like Netflix and Amazon Prime, as the trend towards on-demand viewing continues to climb. This is according to new research from MediaCom, which claims that nearly half of all teens say they currently watch on-demand TV more […]

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 […]

Now TV launches Hayu Pass

Sky’s over-the-top service Now TV has added the Hayu Pass to its range of contract-free, pick-and-mix passes in the UK. The £3.99 per-month pass gives subscribers access to Hayu’s catalogue of reality TV content and launches ahead of the season 15 premiere of Keeping Up with the Kardashians on August 6. NBCUniversal-owned Hayu offers more than 6,000 […]

Now TV Smart Stick goes on sale

Sky’s new Roku-powered Now TV Smart Stick has gone on sale in the UK, priced at just £14.99. The device comes with voice search, is available bundled with various Now TV content packages and also supports more than 50 apps – such as YouTube, Sky Store and Vevo. The Now TV Smart Stick, which was […]

UKTV Play launches on Now TV, Roku streaming devices

UKTV’s free TV on-demand service, UKTV Play, has launched on Now TV devices and Roku streaming players. The UKTV Play app will be automatically download to newly-purchased Now TV Boxes and Now TV Smart Sticks, while viewers that already own these devices can download the app from the app store. Roku users can add UKTV Play from the film and […]

Kagan: European SVOD revenues to reach US$6.8bn in 2022

The European subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) market is due to reach revenues of US$6.8 billion in 2022, up from US$3.9 billion in 2017, according to Kagan research. The S&P Global Market Intelligence research group said that Netflix’s localised presence throughout Europe was one of the “main factors” contributing to this growth. Other cited factors were the […]

BT reports decline in TV customers

BT reported a decline in TV customers in its most recent quarter, despite claiming record viewing figures for BT Sport. Announcing third quarter results for the three months ended December 31 2017, BT said it lost 5,000 TV customers during the quarter. This compares to a gain of 52,000 TV customers during the same quarter in […]

Sky unveils Now TV Smart Stick

Sky has unveiled a new Now TV streaming device, the Now TV Smart Stick, which the operator is due to start selling in the UK next month priced at £14.99. The streaming stick will be powered by Roku and will undercut rivals in this space, with Roku’s own-brand Express streaming stick retailing for £29.99 in […]

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