Discovery prepped for ‘one step back and two forward’ as it pivots to streaming future

Discovery is prepared to “take one step back and two forward” as it pivots towards a streaming future internationally, according to CEO David Zaslav. Speaking on Discovery’s latest quarterly earnings call, Zaslav hinted that Discovery was prepared to go further in sacrificing near-term licensing revenue to aggregate its content into a  compelling direct-to-consumer play. Asked […]

Sky launches new UK FTTP service

Sky has announced the launch of a new FTTP service in the UK which promises to offer average speeds of up to 145Mbps. Available with its Sky Broadband Superfast and Ultrafast packages, the Comcast-owned operator said that the new fibre tech is currently available to more than 3 million homes in the UK, with 31,000 […]

Sky adds users in UK as aggregation strategy begins to bear fruit

  Sky has doubled down on content aggregation being key to its strategy as it saw a solid quarter in the UK. The company confirmed that Sky saw a “significant sequential improvement in direct-to-consumer revenue” but saw net losses of 21,000 customer relationships across TV, broadband and mobile across the entire group. This loss however […]

Sky announces surprise move into physical retail

At a time when physical retail is struggling in the UK, Comcast-owned pay TV operator Sky has announced that it will open retail locations for the first time in its 30-year history.  The first store will open on October 26 in Liverpool, with the operator saying that it will open further shops in 2020 and […]

Sky Sports sees record day with peak of 3.3 million viewers

Sunday October 4 was a record-breaking day for Sky Sports, the pay TV broadcaster has said. With a bumper lineup of sports coverage, the broadcaster cited BARB stats to say that over 14 million people watched more than 95 minutes of programming on the day. Across its channels, Sky Sports charted an average of 933,000 […]

Court TV launches in UK

E.W. Scripps Company-owned US channel Court TV has launched in the UK. Court TV is now available on Sky’s pay TV platform, with more distribution agreements expected to be announced.  Court TV’s UK channel provides viewers access to, and analysis of, true-life courtroom dramas taking place in the US. Daytime trial coverage in the US will […]

Karaoke music app ROXi lands on Sky Q in UK

Sky has announced a partnership with television-based music service ROXi. Backed by the likes of Robbie Williams, Sheryl Crow and Alexha Dixon, ROXi is a music streaming service focused on interaction with music, complete with karaoke functionality. For £6.99 per month, users will have unlimited access to 55 million tracks, with 60,000 karaoke-style singalong songs […]

Sky Deutschland combines sports offering with Werder Bremen streamer

Sky Deutschland has teamed up with Bundesliga team Werder Bremen to collaborate in a number of areas, including offering its Sky Supersport offering on the Sky Ticket OTT TV service alongside the club’s streaming service for €19.99. Werder fans a combined offering of the Sky Supersport ticket and the Werder.TV streaming service for 12 months […]

Comcast drops plan for NBC Sky World News service

Comcast has reportedly shelved plans for the international news channel it hoped to rollout this year to rival CNN, blaming the COVID-19 crisis for forcing it to scupper the project. Concrete details of the plan for a channel to be branded As NBC Sky World News – the first co-branded operation between Comcast’s US network […]

Comcast: Sky retains customers but suffers revenue dip as Peacock hits 10 million subs

Sky managed to retain almost all of its customers through the coronavirus pandemic, but still suffered a 15% loss as a result of advertising and sports, Comcast has said. The operator charted 23.7 million ‘customer relationships’ across Europe, down only 1% from the 23.9 million it had in Q1. While Sky will be happy that […]

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