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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 […]

Sky News names content chief

Sky News has named Cristina Nicolotti Squires as director of content, placing her in charge of output across all Sky platforms including television, mobile, social media and radio. As part of her role, Squires will also head up special programming including Sky News documentaries, debate programmes and the weekly panel show, The Pledge. She will […]

Sky signs up for Twitter Moments

Sky News and Sky Sports have partnered with Twitter for the UK launch of Twitter Moments – a new feature designed to highlight “the best of what’s happening” on the social network. Sky will showcase selected news and sports tweets to Twitter’s UK users, with Sky News the only UK news broadcaster to appear on […]

Sky News airs first virtual reality report on migrant crisis

Pay TV operator Sky’s Sky News service has launched its first virtual reality news report. The report,  on the migrant crisis in Europe, will take “viewers to the front line of Europe’s migration crisis in Greece enabling them to see for themselves what is happening there”, according to Sky News. The report, Migrants Crisis – […]

BBC and Sky services join Apple News

BBC News and Sky’s Sky News service will both be available as part of the new Apple News service, which launches in the UK today. The Apple News app, which is already available in the US, will include the BBC News app as part of a six month trial that will assess how users consume […]

LiveU and Sky News claim Guinness Record for live streaming

LiveU and Sky News have set a new Guinness World Record for the most concurrent live web streams for an event, the two companies announced. Sky and LiveU streamed feeds from 138 locations to cover 150 constituency results during the UK general election in May. LiveU supplied 138 units for the coverage, including comprehensive testing, […]

Sky News and Sky Sports launch on Snapchat

Sky has launched two content channels on the new Snapchat Discover platform for Sky News and Sky Sports. Sky will use the Snapchat service to publish daily editions of content featuring six to 10 ‘snaps’, using a combination of images, video and text – including long form articles. With the rollout, Sky becomes one of […]

Sky News to programme new Australia Channel

Hong Kong-based distributor and channel operator Lightning International is rolling out Australia Channel, a new Asian channel that will be programmed with content from the Australian Sky News. The news operation is a joint venture between UK pay TV platform BSkyB and Australian commercial network Nine. The best of its news and sport content will […]

Amazon Fire TV goes on sale in the UK

Amazon has started shipping its Fire TV internet streaming box to customers in the UK today, priced at £79. At launch content will be available from the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, BBC iPlayer, Channel 5, Sky News, Curzon Home Cinema, Vevo, YouTube, Scottish broadcaster STV and OTT live TV viewing service TVPlayer. […]

AOL signs new premium content partners

AOL has signed 14 new content partners to its premium AOL On platform. Sky News, British Pathe and former Channel 5 owner Northern & Shell are among the content companies that will maketheir video content available through AOL. Sky will make its news content available to consumers in North America via the platform and will […]