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Sky to launch factual channel trio at end of May

Pay TV operator Sky is to launch its new factual channels, Sky Documentaries and Sky Nature on May 27. The broadcaster will also launch the rebranded Sky History, the co-branded venture between Sky and A+E Networks formerly known as History, on the same date. The new channels will include on demand libraries and will be available to Sky […]

Top Comcast execs to donate salaries to charity amid pandemic

Comcast, the owner and operator of NBCUniversal and Sky, has announced that its top execs are donating 100% of their salaries to charities fighting against coronavirus. A memo sent to staff on Wednesday from CEO Brian Roberts confirmed that he, Mike Cavanagh (CFO), Dave Watson (Comcast Cable CEO), Jeff Shell, (NBCU CEO) and Jeremy Darroch […]

Sky Italia secures reversal of ban on exclusive Mediaset online deal

Sky Italia has secured a lifting of restrictions imposed on it by the Italian competition regulator over its deal with Mediaset. The watchdog last year imposed a three-year ban that stopped the pay TV operator from distributing exclusive content from Mediaset on its online platform. A regional administrative court has overturned the ban, which relates […]

Sky to bundle Netflix in £25 per month ‘Ultimate TV’ package

Sky has announced a new ‘Sky Ultimate TV’ package which bundles Sky Q with Netflix for an introductory £25 per month. In a release, the Comcast-owned operator called the pricing “unbeatable” and said that “you won’t find them together for less anywhere else.” At the end of the ‘limited introductory offer’ the price will increase […]

Disney and Sky announce Disney+ distribution deal

NBCUniversal-backed UK broadcaster Sky has agreed a multi-year deal with Disney that will see its Disney+ service become available in the UK and Ireland on the pay operator’s platform. The agreement, which has been in the works for several months, will see Disney+ accessible via the Sky Q platform in the UK and Ireland, while […]

Sky launches new packages with BT Sport

Sky has launched two new sports packages that combine Sky Sports and BT Sport channels for the first time. Subscribers can now sign up for a combined Sky Sports and BT Sport for £35 (€42) for existing customers on an 18-month contract, while for £47 they can combine the two sports offerings with Sky Entertainment, […]

A+E’s History channel to be rebranded Sky History

A+E Networks and Sky have announced a new joint venture channel Sky History. The new channel will replace A+E Networks’ UK channel History in Spring 2020, a statement from the broadcaster said. Sky History will continue to be operated by A+E Networks, and serves as its flagship brand alongside Crime+Investigation, Sky History2 (formerly History2), Lifetime […]

BT revamps pay TV packages with flexible structure

BT has launched a range of new ‘flexible’ TV packages as it looks to disrupt the UK’s pay TV market and keep pace with the rising tide of streamers.  Launching on February 21, the company will offer 24-month flexible TV packages which are designed to allow customers to upgrade, downgrade and add bolt-ons on a […]

Sky New Zealand completes Lightbox acquisition

Sky New Zealand has acquired SVOD Lightbox from Spark. The deal, which was originally announced in December 2019, will see Sky merge Lightbox with its own Neon entertainment streamer to create what it calls is “a super-charged service for New Zealand customers.” The deal includes Spark customers who receive ‘Lightbox on us’ from Spark continuing […]

Sky announces carbon neutral initiative

Comcast-owned Sky has announced a global initiative for the operator to go net zero by 2030. With the climate crisis having an impact on all aspects of life, an increasing number of major companies ranging from supermarket M&S to iconic toymaker Lego have pledged to entirely reduce their reliance on fossil fuels. Though Sky became […]