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Sky launching two new factual channels

Pay TV operator is launching two new factual channels, Sky Documentaries and Sky Nature. The new launches follow those launch of Sky Crime in October and Sky Comedy, which arrives on the platform today. The introduction of the new services follows on from Sky’s recent launch of Sky Studios, Sky’s Europe-wide development and production capability which the broadcaster […]

Virgin Media tops Ofcom’s UK pay TV complaints table

Virgin Media generated the highest volume of pay TV complaints of all UK services providers to regulator Ofcom in the third quarter of last year, with Sky generating the lowest. Virgin Media generated 14 complaints per 100,000 pay TV subscribers over the quarter, with 44% of those being related to complaints handling. The other main […]

Sky ‘close to Disney+ deal’

Disney is on the brink of a distribution deal with Sky for its fledgling streamer, Disney+, according to a press report.  Disney+, which launches in the UK on March 24, is eagerly awaited in the UK with a survey finding that a quarter of Brits intend on signing up to the service. According to The […]

Sky Deutschland adds sports highlights to Sky Q and Sky Go

Sky Deutschland has added highlight video content from its live sports channels to its Sky Q and Sky Go platforms, meaning that all Sky Customers with its Bundesliga football package have access to highlights of Sky Bundesliga games and all matches in the 2.Bundesliga division. Sky live sports highlights will be available via the Sky […]

BBC and ITV favourites to retain Six Nations

The BBC and ITV are set to retain the rights to rugby union’s Six Nations, ensuring the pre-eminent tournament remains on free-to-air TV in the UK.  CVC Capital, which has invested £300 million for a 15% stake in the tournament, is seeking contract improved from the combined £90 million paid previously by the pubcasters. That […]

Comcast to launch NBC Sky World News

Comcast will launch NBC Sky World News this summer. The channel’s launch will be the latest flex of corporate synergy since Comcast’s £30.5 billion acquisition of Sky in 2018. The global news network will be targeted at English-speaking audiences, and will hire 100-200 new employees under the guidance of Deborah Turness, NBC News International president […]

Horse & Country acquires US streamer, will come of Sky at end of month

Equestrian sports network Horse & Country TV (H&C) has acquired leading US equestrian streaming provider, EQ Sports Net (EQSN). In the UK meanwhile, H&C will come off Sky at the end of this month and transition to a more OTT-focused distribution strategy, although it remains available as a pay TV channel on Virgin Media. EQSN […]

Netflix: New Sky deal; French focus; Gibhli get; Royal interest

Netflix has announced an extended multi-year agreement with Sky in the UK.  The streamer initially signed a distribution deal with Sky in 2018 to bring its app to the Sky Q platform. In a release, Sky said this new deal will expand upon the initial agreement, and give customers the option to take up Netflix’s […]