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Comcast exploring ‘global NBC-Sky news channel’

Comcast is exploring the possibility of “launching a global NBC-Sky news channel later this year”, according to CEO Brian Roberts. Speaking on Comcast’s Q1 earnings call, Roberts said that Comcast was moving ahead to combine key NBCUniversal and Sky assets, including some European TV channels and global content distribution businesses as well as to collaborate […]

Sky News hails success of Snap partnership

Sky News’ and social media platform Snap’s partnership shows the success of traditional broadcast media on social platforms, according to Christina Nicolotti Squires, director of content at Sky News. Speaking at the Connected TV World Summit in London, Squires said that whilst consumer behaviour is ever changing Sky News’ strategy is exploring digital distribution avenues. […]

UK accepts 21CF-Sky terms after Disney sweetens Sky News pledge

The UK government has accepted deal terms between 21st Century Fox and Sky, following an improved commitment from Disney to operate Sky News for a period of 15 years. UK culture secretary Matt Hancock said that new deal terms had been offered that meet the criteria he laid out in parliament earlier this month – namely that […]

AWS Elemental highlights benefits of royal wedding recognition tech

The image recognition technology that Sky News will use to enhance its coverage of the forthcoming UK royal wedding between Price Harry and Meghan Markle could have a wide range of applications including in sports, according to AWS Elemental chief marketing officer Keith Wymbs. Sky News and AWS Elemental announced yesterday that they would use […]

Sky News offers machine-learning enhanced Royal Wedding with AWS

Sky News has teamed up with AWS Elemental to use new cloud-based machine learning technology to enhance its coverage of the upcoming UK royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Sky News will use machine learning and media services to name guests as they enter St. George’s Chapel, Windsor, and enrich the video content […]

21st Century Fox proposes Sky News sale to Disney

Twenty-First Century Fox has proposed selling Sky News to Disney on completion of its buyout of Sky, in an effort to secure UK regulatory approval for the Sky deal. The suggestion is one of two ‘alternative remedy proposals’ submitted to the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), with the second being a legal separation and […]

21st Century Fox promises independent board for Sky News

21st Century Fox has promised a fully-independent board for Sky News and insulation of the service from possible editorial interference from the Murdoch family in a bid to secure approval for its planned takeover of Sky. Fox’s proposal for a fully-independent board for the UK news channel goes a step beyond an earlier pledge to […]

Wealthy European trust international channels more, says survey

Wealthy European consumers trust international TV news channels more than national services to provide impartial news, according to a survey carried out by IPSOS for the inTV channels group. Eighty-three percent of responders in a survey of 28,000 ‘affluent’ Europeans rated international TV channels as trustworthy, scoring them five or more on a scale of […]

Sky threatens to cut Sky News ties to ease Fox deal

Sky has threatened to review its ownership of Sky News if were to impede Fox’s planned £18.5 billion (€20.5 billion) takeover of the pay TV provider. In a statement made to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) last month, but published yesterday, Sky said that the CMA should not “simply assume” its continued provision of […]

Arqiva reportedly ‘making plans’ for £5 billion sale

UK transmission and media services provider Arqiva is making plans for a £5 billion (€5.9 billion) sale that would see it abandon plans for a stock-market listing, according to a report by Sky News. According to Sky News, which did not name its sources for the story, Arqiva is close to hiring banks to advise […]

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