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Sky reports 10% earnings increase despite ‘challenging environment’

Sky reported a 10% increase in earnings for the nine months to March 31, despite what CEO Jeremy Darroch described as a “challenging consumer environment”. Announcing results for the first nine months of its financial year, Sky said that earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) came to £1.7 billion (€2 billion) – up […]

AMC Networks invests in US$75m FuboTV funding round

US sports and TV streaming service FuboTV has secured US$75 million (€60 million) in new funding from companies including AMC Networks and previous investor Sky. Other investors include 21st Century Fox, Luminari Capital, NorthZone and Discovery-owned Scripps Networks Interactive. The streaming outfit plans to use the money to hire more engineers as well as to […]

Sky Deutschland to launch Sky Q in May

Sky Deutschland is to launch the advanced Sky Q service in May, offering the full range of features that have been available to viewers in the UK and Italy, including personalised TV, UHD TV, startover and auto-play. From next month, Sky Q will be available to the pay TV operator’s subscribers in Germany and Austria, […]

BT is most complained-about UK pay TV provider

BT was the UK’s most complained about pay TV provider in regulator Ofcom’s latest quarterly league table of complaints relating to service providers. The report eveals the number of complaints made to Ofcom about the UK’s largest providers of home broadband, landline telephone, pay-monthly mobile and pay TV services, between October and December last year. […]

Mediapro Serie A deal hits hurdle

Mediapro’s successful bid for Italian Serie A football rights has hit a significant hurdle after a Milan court suspended the award of rights to the Spanish broadcaster and producer. The court’s intervention followed a complaint by Sky against the Italian football league’s decision to accept Mediapro’s €1 billion-plus bid. Sky made the case that Mediapro […]

Rice: Disney/Fox acquisition to close by summer 2019

Peter Rice, president of 21st Century Fox, has told staff that the merger between Fox and Disney is set to be complete for Spring or Summer 2019. During a round of town hall meetings, the executive spoke to staffers offering reassurance and an update on the process, according to Deadline, which first reported the story. The deal […]

UK regulator: Disney must offer to buy all of Sky following 21CF deal

Disney will be required to make a mandatory offer for all of Sky after completing its proposed acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox, according to the UK Panel on Takeovers and Mergers. The regulator said that Disney will be compelled to make an offer within 28 days of closing the deal at the same £10.75 per share price tabled […]

Sky Deutschland to air 25 World Cup matches in UHD TV

Sky Deutschland is to broadcast the top match of each match- day from the forthcoming football World Cup in Russia in Ultra HD. Sky said it would broadcast 25 matches in the format in total, including all matches involving the German national team, both semi-finals and the final of the competition. Sky has struck an […]

21st Century Fox proposes Sky News sale to Disney

Twenty-First Century Fox has proposed selling Sky News to Disney on completion of its buyout of Sky, in an effort to secure UK regulatory approval for the Sky deal. The suggestion is one of two ‘alternative remedy proposals’ submitted to the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), with the second being a legal separation and […]

Mediaset combines pay TV activity with Sky in wide-ranging deal

Mediaset has struck a wide-ranging pay TV deal with Sky that puts a likely end to long-running speculation about a rapprochement with Vivendi. The deal announced at the end of last week will see Sky make nine cinema and TV series channels from Mediaset Premium available to its satellite customers at no additional charge, along […]

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