Now TV

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 […]

BT strikes deal with Sky for Now TV and sports

BT has agreed a deal to sell Sky’s low-cost OTT TV service Now TV to BT TV customers. Sky will make the full Now TV service, which includes content such as Sky Sports, Sky Cinema and the Sky Atlantic channel, available via BT TV set-tops. BT will be able to sell Now TV subscriptions direct […]

Syfy launches on Now TV

NBCUniversal International Networks’ science fiction channel, Syfy, is launching on Sky’s over-the-top service Now TV. From this week Syfy will be available as part of Now TV’s Entertainment Pass, both as a live channel and as an on-demand offering. At launch viewers will be able to access boxsets of series like The Librarians, Killjoys, Hunters and Dark Matter as well as […]

Sky confirms Sky España OTT plans

Sky has confirmed plans to launch a “simple and affordable” over-the-top service in Spain, marking the pay TV operator’s first steps into the Spanish market. Announcing the move in the company’s latest quarterly earnings report, Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch said that the service – which will be branded Sky España – will go live before […]

Now TV plans Entertainment Pass price increase

Sky-owned over-the-top video service, Now TV, is set to increase the price of its Entertainment Pass in mid-August. From August 15 the cost of the entertainment package will increase from £6.99 (€7.98) per-month to £7.99 per-month. The news came ahead of the debut of Game of Thrones season seven, which viewers can live-stream with a […]

Netflix ‘under threat as top VOD net for UK youth’

Netflix remains the most popular service for British children and teenagers, but Amazon Prime Video and Now TV are gaining ground, a new study has found. Some 58% of 13-19 year-olds polled by WPP-owned ad firm MediaCom use Netflix, making it the most popular UK subscription VOD service within the age group. However, it is […]

Now TV having ‘no impact’ on core pay TV base

Sky’s Now TV “strategy is working” without any impact on the pay TV operator core base, and the OTT TV service’s customers are increasingly taking multiple packages, according to Marina Storti, director of strategy at Now TV. Despite consumers being able to take and drop single packages via Now TV’s system of flexible day, week […]

Sky launches Now TV in Ireland

Sky has launched its stand-alone online streaming service, Now TV, in Ireland for the first time. Now TV went live in the UK in 2012 and lets viewers access content through a range of flexible, contract-free packages. From today, viewers in Ireland will be able to buy a Now TV Entertainment Month Pass for €15 […]

Sky Store director exiting

Long-serving Sky executive Simon Creasey is leaving the UK pay TV giant. He will leave Sky – and the TV industry – next month to become chief marketing officer at high-end cycling apparel business Le Col. Creasey is credited with launching Sky’s low-cost Now TV service, and was more recently director of the company’s download […]