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Sky doubles investment in originals and launches Sky Studios

UK broadcaster Sky has announced the opening of Sky Studios, its Europe-wide development and production hub. The company also announced an injection of investment in its original programming, promising that spend will ‘more than double’ over the next five years. The announcement is a mark of confidence from new parent company Comcast, following the broadcast […]

Sky Deutschland extend US Open deal

Sky Deutschland has struck a new deal to secure ongoing coverage of the US Open golf tournament across satellite, cable, IPTV, the web and mobile in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The agreement will see Sky deliver about 30 hours of live coverage from this year’s competition. In addition to coverage of the competition on Sky […]

Sky Deutschland launches Sky Q Mini and extends app reach

Sky Deutschland is to launch the Sky Q Mini box for second and third TVs and is extending the availability of the Sky Q app for providing a Sky Q experience on other devices to LG smart TVs and the Sony PlayStation 4. Sky, which launched Sky Q in Germany a year ago and has […]

Italy watchdog OKs Mediaset-Sky deal but with conditions

Italy’s antitrust regulator has given the green light to Sky’s agreement with Mediaset on the future of the Italian digital-terrestrial platform operated by Mediaset’s R2 on condition that the pay TV operator does not strike any exclusive deals for content or linear channels on streaming platforms for a period of three years. The competition watchdog […]

SVOD significance ‘overstated’, claims CoBA executive

The significance of SVODs has been “exaggerated” by the UK press and government, claimed Adam Minns, executive director of the Commercial Broadcasting Association (CoBA), to Lords at a parliamentary evidence session. On May 14 the House of Lords Communications Committee continued its ongoing inquiry into the role of public service broadcasters (PSB) in the age […]

Sky Deutschland to air expanded range of Premier League matches

Sky Deutschland is to broadcast an unprecedented 232 live English Premier League football matches on its platform next season, with the 148 other matches from the competition to be aired in a delayed window. Sky has secured the exclusive rights to to the completion  for satellite, cable, IPTV, web and mobile in Germany and Austria, […]

You.i TV to ‘expand global footprint’ with investment from Sky

Sky has announced a deal to invest an undisclosed sum in cross-platform tools developer You.i.TV. This investment is a part of the You.i Series C funding that was announced in November 2018. The deal will see David Beazley, director of software engineering at Now TV join the You.i TV board alongside representatives from AT+T, Causeway […]

NBCUniversal and Sky taking CFlight ad measurement to Europe

NBCUniversal and Sky are to take their burgeoning collaboration in advertising under Comcast’s ownership to the next stage by launching NBCUniversal’s CFlight cross-platform measurement standard in Europe. Sky adopting the next-generation metric across all of Sky Media’s content and platforms. CFlight is a unified advertising metric that captures live, on-demand and time-shifted commercial impressions on […]

BT tops Ofcom pay TV complaints list

BT topped UK regulator Ofcom’s list of the most complained-about pay TV service providers in the fourth quarter of last year. The telco generated 12 complaints per 100,000 subscribers in the three months to December, followed by Virgin Media with 10 and TalkTalk with seven. Sky generated the fewest complaints, with only one subscriber per […]

Comcast exploring ‘global NBC-Sky news channel’

Comcast is exploring the possibility of “launching a global NBC-Sky news channel later this year”, according to CEO Brian Roberts. Speaking on Comcast’s Q1 earnings call, Roberts said that Comcast was moving ahead to combine key NBCUniversal and Sky assets, including some European TV channels and global content distribution businesses as well as to collaborate […]

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