Now TV

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 […]

UK SVoD subscriptions to double by 2019

Subscription video-on-demand services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video and Now TV will see their UK user numbers almost double by 2019, according to Futuresource Consulting. The research firm claimed that the UK SVoD space – driven by these three key players – is going “from strength to strength” and predicted that the 7 million individual […]

Sky plans Now TV updates, monthly sport option

Sky has outlined a string of updates for its stand-alone Now TV service, including an August launch for its ‘next generation’ Now TV Box and a new pay-monthly sports option. The new Sky Sports Month Pass will launch in time for the start of the new football season in August and will be priced at […]

UK pay TV subscriber numbers up 7% in past year

The number of UK pay TV subscribers grew by more than 1 million in the past year, an increase of 6.8%, according to IHS.  The research firm said that Sky remains the leading TV platform with an estimated 10.3 million customers in the UK at the end of the first quarter. IHS said that Sky […]

Sky launches Online TV Box in Italy

Sky in Italy has launched a Roku-powered Sky Online TV Box, a streaming device that is similar to the Now TV box Sky offers in the UK.  Viewers can use the box to access Sky programming, without taking out a full Sky subscription, via the company’s internet TV service Sky Online. Other apps, such as […]

Sky reports highest UK customer growth in 11 years

Sky reported its highest third quarter customer growth in 11 years in the UK and Ireland, after adding 127,000 people there in the three months ending March 31.  The UK and Irish gains came as Sky added 103,000 new retail customers in Germany and Austria – 61% more than the same period last year, pushing […]

Sky plans next-generation Now TV box, Italy device launch

Sky is planning to launch a “next generation” Now TV box later this year, and is planning to launch a similar device in Italy as part of a wider over-the-top push. Speaking on Sky’s earnings call yesterday, group CEO Jeremy Darroch said that there were further opportunities for the newly expanded Sky to “really get […]

Sky strikes Now TV deal with Vodafone

Sky is making Now TV available to Vodafone Red 4G customers in its first deal for the over-the-top video service with a UK mobile network.  Vodafone customers signing up to pay-monthly Red 4G plans will get a Now TV Entertainment Pass, free of charge and for the length of their contract. This will give them live […]

Now TV adds more content on Apple TV

BSkyB’s over-the-top service Now TV has added its pay-monthly TV and movie packages to its Apple TV app in the UK. Apple TV users can now sign up for the Now TV Entertainment Month Pass and the Sky Movies Month Pass, which will cost £6.99 and £9.99 per month respectively from October 16. The Entertainment […]

Roku targets pay TV operators with ‘powered’ programme

Web streaming device maker Roku is looking to expand its international reach with the launch of its Roku Powered programme – aimed at pay TV service providers outside the US. The scheme will see Roku license the technology that powers its streaming platform, letting pay TV operators customise and integrate this into its own offerings […]

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