Sky Sports

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 […]

Champions League accounts for just 2.5% of Sky Sports viewing

Sky has said that Champions League football accounted for just 2.5% of Sky Sports viewing, with fans showing an “overwhelming preference for our Premier League coverage.” In a company blog post, Sky Sports managing director Barney Francis said that the Premier League is “seven times bigger” that its Champions League coverage and that 49 of […]

TalkTalk launches 90% discount on Sky channels promo

UK telco TalkTalk TV is making pay TV operator Sky’s Sky Sports and Sky Movies channels available for just £4 (€5.40) a month for three months, representing a discount of 90%. The package, which usually costs £40, is available between May 14 and May 20.  Subscribers that only want the movies channels can meanwhile get […]

Sky to up price of Sports, Family bundles

Sky is set to increase the price of its Sports and Family channel bundles this summer, announcing the move just five weeks after paying record fees to keep its live Premier League football rights. The cost of Sky’s Sports Bundle – which includes all seven Sky Sports channels – will increase by £1 (€1.39) per-month to […]

Virgin Media launches Sky Sports on Android

Liberty Global-owned UK cable operator Virgin Media has made the Sky Sports app for Android devices available to its subscribers who take Sky Sports services.  The app, which was previously only available for iOS devices, enables Sky Sports subscribers to stream the Sky Sports channels, including Sky Sports 1 to 5, Sky Sports F1 and […]

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 Sports snatches golf Open from BBC

Pay TV operator Sky’s Sky Sports arm has confirmed that it has secured exclusive live coverage rights to the The Open golf tournament, taking the competition from the BBC, which has held the rights for the last 59 years.  Sky said it would extend and enhance coverage of The Open, including live coverage of all […]