Now TV

Now TV to launch new Kids Pass

Sky’s standalone over-the-top service, Now TV, has announced plans to launch a Kids Pass, offering children’s TV content for £2.99 per-month. The Now TV Kids Pass will let children watch six dedicated live TV channels, and thousands of episodes and box sets on-demand from Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, NickToons, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Cartoonito, CBeebies, CBBC, and […]

Freeview: death of linear TV ‘overstated’

The death of linear TV is not something that Freeview is experiencing, with the vast majority of people in the UK still tuning in live, according to Freeview managing director Guy North. Speaking on a panel debate at TV Connect yesterday, North said that there is a “danger of overstating” the change in viewing habits. […]

Sky looks to ‘perpetual renewal’ amid changing viewing habits

Sky has never been focused on a single technology and is all about “perpetually renewing itself for the future”, according to CEO Jeremy Darroch. In a wide-ranging interview with CNBC, Darroch said that Sky was a business that was “established on disruption” and that by not restricting itself to one technology – namely linear satellite […]

BARB: Netflix leads as a quarter of UK homes take SVOD

Netflix continues to lead the UK subscription video-on-demand market by “some margin” as 24% of UK households now use one of the three main SVOD suppliers, according to BARB. UK TV ratings body’s latest UK Television Landscape report claims that almost a quarter of UK homes subscribed to Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video or Sky’s […]

VoD content guide Everyflix launches in the UK

Everyflix, a new service designed to make it easier for viewers to find content to watch on streaming services like Netflix and Amazon, has gone live in the UK. The free streaming TV and movie aggregator sends personalised alerts based on viewing preferences, with users able to select their streaming TV subscriptions and filter  movies […]

Sky unveils revamped, hybrid Now TV box

Sky will launch a new Roku-powered Now TV box later this year, giving users access live linear TV channels for the first time, alongside on-demand content. The revamped, hybrid set-top box will let Now TV customers access more than 60 live, free-to-air TV channels – as well Now TV’s on-demand packages of content and other […]

Sky launches festive Now TV streaming boxes

Sky has launched a limited edition range of streaming boxes for its standalone over-the-top service, Now TV, in time for Christmas. The new Now TV Boxes will come in seven different designs, which include “cuddly polar bears”, “loveable reindeer”, vibrant flamingos”, a “retro florals” pattern, a green geometric print. The Now TV-branded, Roku-powered boxes will […]

Now TV launches on Apple TV

Sky’s over-the-top streaming service Now TV has launched on the new Apple TV set-top box in the UK. Users can access Now TV’s Entertainment Month Pass, Sky Movies Month Pass and Sky Sports Day Pass through Apple TV, as well as via some 60 other devices. “We are pleased to be able to offer our […]

Pay TV powerhouse Sky passes 21 million subscriber mark

A strong UK performance helped deliver exceptional full-year results for Sky, with the operator adding close to a million customers over the course of the full year while increasing revenue and profit significantly. Delivering its first full-year results as an expanded operation spanning the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy, Sky added 973,000 customers over […]

Sky Go and Now TV powered by Elemental

Video technology provider, Elemental, has partnered with Sky to process and deliver its over-the-top TV service, Now TV, and mobile TV service, Sky Go, to customers. Announcing the partnership yesterday, Elemental said that Sky OTT service infrastructure is deploying Elemental Live as the video processing engine. “During live streaming, Sky channel IP inputs will be […]

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