Now TV

Now TV picks Amino for H1 STB

Amino has been selected by Hong Kong Telecom-owned pay TV provider Now TV to integrate its IPTV service with streamers such as HBO GO and Netflix. Now TV (not to be confused with the Sky-owned NOW) has turned to Amino’s SaaS service management solution Amino Engage. This solution promises to simplify device and app management, […]

Hong Kong’s Now TV launches Android TV STB

Hong Kong Telecom (HKT)-owned Now TV has announced the launch of a new Android TV-powered set-top box.  The Now H1 STB runs on Android TV, and presents customers with a new way to watch series and movies from the operator. The device features Google Assistant, and a microphone with an in-built microphone which will recognise […]

Sky to deliver OTT services from single global sales and service platform

Sky Deutschland has revamped the look and feel of its flexible streaming offering Sky Ticket had of Sky Group moving all its streaming services across Europe to a single sales and service platform. Sky’s German operation has introduced a new-look Sky Ticket with a teal-green colour palette as part of a move to give a […]

PCCW taps Amino for Now TV upgrade

Hong Kong’s PCCW Media has contracted TV technology outfit Amino to upgrade the user experience of its Now TV video services. PCCW Media will use the AminoOS-converged IPTV and OTT set-top box software stack to offer a range of advanced TV features. Amino Engage, Amino’s SaaS service management solution, will be used to simplify Now TV’s device […]

Now drops the TV in rebrand

Now TV, the skinny OTT business of Sky, has announced its rebrand to Now. The company said that the new name “reflects how brilliant simplicity meets brilliant entertainment”.  Along with the slimmed down name, Now will present a new green colour palette which makes use of a graphic illumination on the ‘O’. Accompanying the visual […]

Now TV hires Universal Pictures marketing man Jamie Schwartz

Sky-owned OTT business Now TV has announced the hiring of Jamie Schwartz as director of brand, marketing and merchandising.  Schwartz, who previously held senior positions at The Weinstein Company, Momentum Pictures and AMV BBDO, joins from Universal Pictures International where he served as EVP of marketing for Focus Features. In that position he was responsible […]

Sky expands STV Sky Q deal to cover entire UK

Sky has announced a long-term deal with STV that will see ‘hundreds of hours’ of box sets available to Sky Q customers across the UK. The pair first announced a deal last year which saw users in Scotland gain access to the local broadcaster’s shows, but this has now been extended. As in Scotland, users […]

Now TV takes first steps into esports with Qlash partnership

Sky has taken its latest step into esports via a partnership between its streaming service Now TV and Italian organisation Qlash. The companies claim that this deal makes Now TV the first OTT platform to invest in the esports world. Italy is a growing market for esports, with about 1.4 million enthusiasts in the country. […]

Three new channels for Now TV

Now TV, the skinny OTT offering of Sky, has announced the launch of three new channels as a part of its Entertainment pass. The channels, Sky Documentaries, Sky Nature and Sky History all offer a range of exclusive factual shows with “never before seen footage.” The release of the channels on Now TV follows their […]

Disney+ launches on Now TV 

The Disney+ app is now available on Now TV devices. Users of Now TV devices, such as the Now TV Smart Stick, will now be able to access the Disney SVOD and its original content like The Mandalorian and Diary Of A Future President.  Disney+ joins the likes of Netflix, UKTV Play, BBC iPlayer and […]

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