Sky Sports

Twitter strikes deal to broadcast Premier League clips

Twitter has struck a deal with Sky Sports to broadcast real-time video clips of Premier League football to mobile devices in the UK and Ireland. Twitter users will be able to access a “selection of the key goals and moments” from every Premier League game broadcast during the 2016/17 season, as well as post-match analysis. […]

Sky releases VR interview with David Beckham

Sky on Friday released a five-minute virtual reality (VR) interview with footballer David Beckham exclusively on Facebook 360. The interview is part of a wider plan by Sky’s newly created VR Studio to produce more than 20 individual VR films this year – covering “major cultural events in news to some of the biggest sporting […]

Sky Sports takes exclusive Formula 1 rights

Sky has taken exclusive UK and Ireland rights to Forumla 1 racing for five years from 2019 to 2024. The deal, agreed with Formula One Mangament, sees Sky strengthen its sports rights portfolio, with F1 to leave terrestrial television. Currently Sky shares F1 rights with Channel 4 after the BBC ended its contract to broadcast […]

Sky raises prices

Sky is raising the price of its TV packages. The price hikes kick in at start-June and apply to new and current customers as well as those existing subs wishing to upgrade. The top premium package will have the single largest monthly increase, with the cost rising £4.25, taking the total to £80. The Sky […]

Sky makes basic tier sports move

Sky is launching Sky Sports Mix, a new basic tier channel that will have some Premier League football among its line-up.  The channel will be available to all of Sky’s 12 million customers in the UK. Traditionally Premier League football has been the preserve of the premium Sky Sports channels.  The pay TV operator  is […]

Sky Sports celebrates digital gains in 2015

Online video views to Sky Sports’ digital and on-demand services increased by roughly 175% in 2015, totalling just under 300 million by December, according to Sky. The UK pay TV provider said that a total of 20 million downloads of highlights, magazine and short-form programmes were consumed in a “record breaking 2015” – up from just over […]

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 […]

Ofcom drops UK wholesale rules for Sky Sports

Ofcom has removed regulation that requires Sky to offer its Sky Sports 1 and 2 channels to pay TV rivals in the UK on a wholesale basis. In a statement today, the UK broadcast regulator said it has decided to remove the ‘wholesale must-offer’ regulation as Sky is now “widely supplying these channels to other pay […]

Video app streaming booms in US, China

Video apps are experiencing significant revenue growth in the US and China, according to new research. Combined revenues from the top ten streaming apps in the US and Cina have grown by multiples of 3.2 and 9.6, respectively, the App Annie research showed, However, a third market assessed, the UK, showed relatively flat growth of […]

Sky Sports renews La Liga rights

Sky Sports has secured the UK and Ireland rights to Spanish La Liga football for a further three seasons. The deal, which extends the partnership between the pair into its 20th year, will enable Sky Sports viewers to view over 100 live fixtures a season, including the Clásico matches between Real Madrid and Barcelona and […]