Warner Bros. Discovery international boss sees end in sight for Sky tie-up

Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD)’s international chief Gerhard Zeiler has admitted the company will at some point end its output deal with Sky, while talking up the importance of local programming and investing in its UK production capability. WBD’s rich output deal across Europe, which hands Sky access to hits such as Succession and Game Of Throne’s spin-off House Of […]

Sky brings standalone Stream device to UK on October 18

Sky has announced that its streaming device Sky Stream will launch in the UK as a standalone product on October 18.   Sky Stream had previously only been available in the country to customers who had also taken Sky Glass, the company’s streaming-oriented TV. The small streaming puck effectively brings the Sky Glass platform to […]

MultiChoice becomes Sky Glass syndication partner

South African pay TV operator MultiChoice Group is to be Comcast-owned pay TV giant Sky’s second global syndication partner for its Sky Glass integrated TV offering. Under the agreement, a range of 4K QLED TVs with integrated sound bar featuring Dolby Atmos will be available to MultiChoice customers. The Sky Glass streaming aggregation product will […]

Sky Glass goes on sale in Italy

Sky Glass, the pay TV operator’s integrated smart TV, has gone on sale in Italy. The Italian launch, which comes 11 months after Sky Glass started selling in the UK, will see smart TVs on sale, priced from €697 for a 43-inch model, €995 for a 55-inch version and €1,293 for a 65-inch model. Buyers […]

SkyShowtime to begin rollout on September 20 in Nordics

SkyShowtime, the streaming joint-venture of Comcast and Paramount Global, will launch on September 20. The service was first revealed in mid-2021, and will bring together entertainment, movies and original series from the NBCUniversal, Sky and Paramount portfolio of brands, including titles from Showtime, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, Paramount+ Originals, Sky Studios, Universal Pictures, and Peacock. Highlighted […]

Ofcom: Sky ‘continues to contravene’ end of contract notification rules

The UK’s broadcast regulator, Ofcom, has found that Comcast-owned pay TV operator Sky is in violation of contract rules. Closing a case which was opened in December 2020, Ofcom ruled that Sky failed to comply with the requirement to issue end-of-contract notifications to certain pay TV customers.  This came after the regulator introduced new rules […]

Sky Italia and DAZN forge streaming and TV partnership

Pay TV giant Sky and sports streamer DAZN have signed an agreement in Italy that makes DAZN’s app available on Sky Q from August 8. The deal will also allow Sky subscribers to access the Zona DAZN channel via the Sky decoder for a special rate, offering seven DAZN exclusive Serie A TIM matches per round and a selection […]

Peacock stable as Comcast sweats on stalled broadband growth and churn at Sky

NBCUniversal-owned streaming service Peacock saw its paid subscriber numbers stall at around 13 million in the second quarter of this year, while parent company Comcast also failed to add domestic broadband customers for the first time in its history. Losses at the streamer also rose to $467m during the period – compared to $363m in […]

Sky Sport Box Office to broadcast Usyk/Joshua rematch

Sky Sports has confirmed that it will be exclusive PPV broadcaster of the hotly-anticipated Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua rematch next month. The fight is scheduled to take place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on August 20, and sees Joshua  attempt to regain the WBA (Super), WBO and IBF titles after his loss to Usyk last […]

SkyShowtime hires ex-HBO Max exec as strategy chief

SkyShowtime, Sky’s streaming joint venture with Paramount, has named former HBO Max executive Roberto Soto as chief strategy officer and John Heinemann, formerly with The Walt Disney Company, as General Counsel. The pair will join the company later this year.  Soto has served as SVP and head of growth marketing for EMEA at HBO Max, […]

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