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Sky Deutschland revamps offering to ‘enhance flexibility’

Pay TV operator Sky Deutschland has redesigned its programme packages and revamped its pricing structure to give what it described as more flexibility, choice and inclusivity to customers. For the first time, Sky customers can now choose to opt for a monthly subscription for an additional charge. The offer is open to new customers while […]

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 and Discovery announce carriage deal

Comcast-owned broadcaster Sky has signed a new carriage deal with Discovery across the UK, Ireland, Germany and Austria. The agreement includes linear channel distribution, video on demand, direct to consumer products, and extension of the advertising relationship. It means that Discovery’s portfolio of channels, including Discovery Channel, will continue to be available across the Sky […]

Mediaset in move to block free-to-air football initiative

Italy’s Mediaset has sent a warning to the country’s top-tier football league, Serie A, not to provide matches free-to-view when the season resumes on June 20. According to local reports,pay TV operator Sky has shown willingness to respond to a call by sport minister Vincenzo Spadafora to make some matches available free-to-air by showing them […]

British man convicted of selling over £100,000 of illegal streaming devices avoids jail

A British man has been convicted of costing broadcaster Sky £1 million through the sale of illegal streaming devices (ISDs). Mark Schofield, based in Radcliffe (a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, Greater Manchester), pleaded guilty to selling a thousand ISDs to people across the north west, reports a local paper. It was found […]

Sky Italia taps Linius for personalised TV

Pay TV operator Sky Italia has tapped technology outfit Linius Technologies to deliver a personalized TV trial for selected subscribers. Sky Italia will use Linius’ services to develop personalised channels for testing within its subscriber base. The initiative is expected to focus on Serie A content to begin with. Sky Italia will develop a closed […]

Change of CFO at Sky as Armstrong returns to Comcast

Jason Armstrong, who was named as pay TV operator Sky’s chief financial officer at the start of the year, is to return to parent company Comcast’s corporate headquarters as EVP and treasurer, effective July 1. Armstrong and his family’s full relocation to Sky’s headquarters in the UK was complicated by the onset of the COVID-19 […]

Millions tune in for Bundesliga comeback

The Bundesliga made its comeback last weekend after a 66-day hiatus to positive viewing figures for Sky Deutschland and the league’s international broadcasters. Becoming the first major European football league to make its return amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Sky Deutschland said that a combined 3.81 million viewers tuned in on its linear channels and […]

NBCUniversal and Sky create new global ad offering

Comcast-owned sister companies NBCUniversal and Sky have teamed up to launch a new global business offering. Advertising and partnership opportunities across both companies, from Sky’s global IP to international news, will now be available for purchase through NBCUniversal’s One Platform. The pair said that the move would enable marketers to tap into the combined scale […]

Serie A rightsholders fail to pay final tranche

Rightsholders to Italy’s Serie A have withheld the final tranche of payment due for the current football season amid the continuing lockdown of live sports throughout the country, according to Reuters and local reports. According to the Reuters report, pay TV operator Sky, sports streamer DAZN and sports agency IMG have failed to make the […]

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