Sky forced to withdraw ‘best ever’ ad

Sky in the UK has withdrawn an advert in which it claimed that its current broadband bundles were its “best ever” broadband offer after the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) upheld a complaint from BT against the pay TV operator.  Sky withdrew the ad after it failed to substantiate the claim that offer was its “best […]

BT undercuts Sky to target hospitality market

BT is to aggressively target the UK hospitality market by making its three premium sports channels available from £77 (€96) a month to commercial premises, with two months available free of charge for those who sign up before November 24. According to BT, its offer will mean that a 65 bed hotel will be able […]

Sky Deutschland ad sales arm teams up with Sport Five

Sky Deutschland’s ad sales arm Sky Media Network has teamed up with sports agency Sport Five to market advertising space in sports venues. Sky Media Network will, in addition to selling its own airtime, market advertising space in stadiums and integrate clubs’ own digital media and hospitality opportunities in its offering. Sport Five will in […]

Sky Italia using Contentwise for OTT TV service

Contentwise is providing personalised recommendations for Sky Italia’s Sky Online OTT TV service, launched earlier this year. Sky Online provides subscribers with access to a content catalogue including movies, sports and TV series. Sky Italia has targeted its subscription-based linear TV and on-demand service at non-Sky customers, particularly younger people. The service does not require […]

Fox execs leave Sky Deutschland board as Sky chiefs join

21st Century Fox president Chase Carey and Fox International Channels Europe and Africa president Jan Koeppen are stepping down from the board of pay TV operator Sky Deutschland following its acquisition by Sky, formerly known as BSkyB, to form a new pan-European pay TV giant. Carey and Koeppen will leave the board when their current […]

Sky Deutschland launches Star Wars channel

Sky Deutschland, the German arm of UK-Italian-German pay TV operator Sky, has launched a dedicated Star Wars channel. Sky Star Wars HD will show the six Star Wars movies around the clock. The launch of the special channel comes ahead of the Christmas period and ahead of the release of The Force Awakens, the next […]

BSkyB completes Sky Europe takeover, rebrands as ‘Sky’

BSkyB has completed its takeover of Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland, with the new combined company to be known simply as Sky. The new company will be listed on the London stock exchange and will be headed by Jeremy Darroch, CEO of BSkyB, with Sky Deutschland CEO Brian Sullivan and Sky Italia CEO Andrea Zappia […]

Sky Deutschland taps SES unit for online service

German pay TV operator Sky Deutschland has tapped satellite operator SES’s media services arm SES Platform Services to deliver its new Sky Online OTT service. Sky Online allows Sky viewers to watch a range of channels over the web and via apps. The service initially comprises two packages with non-linear content and 12 linear channels. […]

Sky strikes Now TV deal with Vodafone

Sky is making Now TV available to Vodafone Red 4G customers in its first deal for the over-the-top video service with a UK mobile network.  Vodafone customers signing up to pay-monthly Red 4G plans will get a Now TV Entertainment Pass, free of charge and for the length of their contract. This will give them live […]

Sky Deutschland back in the black, plans on-demand service

Sky Deutschland has returned to profit in the quarter to September and announced plans to bring all the content on its Sky Go and Snap on-demand services to TV via Sky+ boxes. Sky turned in a positive net income of €12 million for its first fiscal quarter, against a loss of €14 million last year, […]

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