Sky Store

ViacomCBS content added to Sky Store

ViacomCBS has agreed a distribution deal with Sky to bring its pay TV brands on the Sky Store. This deal will see programming from  MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon purchasable by viewers on Sky Store and on Now TV. In particular, ViacomCBS said that some of its “most popular titles” will be available. These include […]

Sky Deutschland launches Sky Store

Sky Deutschland has launched its own version of Sky Store, the electronic sell-through service provided by the pay TV giant in the UK. The German service will provide over 1,000 films for sale, with around 30 new titles to be released each month, according to the operator. Sky customers will be able to purchase movies […]

Sky Store director exiting

Long-serving Sky executive Simon Creasey is leaving the UK pay TV giant. He will leave Sky – and the TV industry – next month to become chief marketing officer at high-end cycling apparel business Le Col. Creasey is credited with launching Sky’s low-cost Now TV service, and was more recently director of the company’s download […]

Pay TV powerhouse Sky passes 21 million subscriber mark

A strong UK performance helped deliver exceptional full-year results for Sky, with the operator adding close to a million customers over the course of the full year while increasing revenue and profit significantly. Delivering its first full-year results as an expanded operation spanning the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy, Sky added 973,000 customers over […]

Sky to add box sets to Buy & Keep offering

Sky will add box sets for TV series and movies as part of its Buy & Keep offering on Sky Store in the near future, according to Sky Store director Nicola Bamford. Bamford said Sky Store revenues rose by 90% in 2014, driven largely by the launch of its download-and-stream-to-own offering. Writing in a blog […]

Sky extends Buy & Keep service to all

Pay TV operator Sky has extended Buy & Keep service to all homes in the UK and Ireland via the launch of a new app and availability on a number of other devices. The service, part of the Sky Store offering, which launched in April last year, was previously available via the Sky+ HD box […]

BSkyB defies sceptics with strong Q1 growth

BSkyB has managed to defy continued downward economic pressure on consumer spending to beat analysts’ expectations in its latest quarterly results.  Sky added 760,000 new paid-for subscription products in its fiscal first quarter, 8% more than the previous quarter, and added 51,000 new retail customers to close the quarter at 11.5 million. The pay TV […]

Pay TV operators gearing up for sell-through

Pay TV operators are gearing up to tap into what they expect to become a burgeoning electronic sell-through (EST) market with a series of launches of new services, MIPCOM attendees heard yesterday. Speaking on a panel session on sell-through, or ‘Digital HD’ (DHD) to use a term current in the US market, Nicola Bamford, director […]

More than 50% of Sky customers now connected

More than half of all Sky’s customers have now connected their Sky+HD box to broadband, giving them access to the UK pay TV operator’s full range of on-demand services. Sky said the total number of connected Sky+HD boxes has more than doubled in less than a year, and now stands at 5.4 million of Sky’s […]

Sky Store ‘Buy & Keep’ service launches

BSkyB has launched its planned Sky Store ‘Buy & Keep’ service, allowing users to buy as well as rent movies. Buy & Keep provides the ability to purchase digital copies of HD movies along with the original DVD sent by post. The service offers brand new movies at the same time as their DVD release, […]