Bonanza Bonanza network relaunches in the UK

Bonanza Bonanza, a UK TV channel dedicated to cult US TV shows from the 1950s and 1960s, has relaunched on Sky and Freesat after going off air earlier this year.  Broadcast management company Canis Television and Media relaunched Bonanza Bonanza as a permanent channel after an online campaign was launched calling for its return. Previously […]

Sky News to launch on the Xbox 360 in the US, UK

Sky is set to launch Sky News on Xbox 360 games consoles in the UK and US, extending the channel’s reach in the states and giving domestic customers a new way of accessing the station. From tomorrow, Xbox Live customers on Xbox 360 will see the Sky News icon on the TV section of their […]

Now TV launches on Chromecast

Sky’s over-the-top video service Now TV is available to access on Google’s Chromecast HDMI streaming device. The Chromecast support, which went live yesterday, means that Now TV customers can now click to ‘cast’ the service’s content from their smartphone, tablet or laptop to the TV. At the same time, Sky has added new British drama channel […]

Sky updates EPG with new recommendation engine

UK satellite TV provider Sky is rolling out a number of new features for its Sky+ electronic programming guide (EPG), including a new recommendations engine and a ‘Smart Series Link’ record function. The recommendations engine will suggest both linear TV and on-demand TV shows to Sky customers based on recent recordings and downloads in their […]

BT tops TV complaints list

BT was by far the most complained-about UK TV service in the quarter to March, according to regulator Ofcom, which said that it received 0.25 complaints per 1,000 BT TV subscribers, five times the industry average. The main drivers of complaints were service faults, complaints handling and billing issues. TalkTalk was the next most-complained about […]

Sky’s Got to Dance signs new second screen deal with Monterosa

Sky entertainment channel Sky 1HD has signed a new partnership with second screen technology firm Monterosa for the next series of dance competition show Got To Dance. Sky will use Monterosa’s LViS platform to power the show’s voting app, which is part of number of new social features Sky is promising viewers for the fifth […]

Sky claims Turkish trademark victory

Sky has claimed victory in a Turkish trademark infringement case, after an Istanbul court ruled that channel operators Atlas and T-Medya were not authorised to use the name ‘SkyTurk’. The decision, which was finalised in April but published this week, found that Atlas and T-Medya had infringed Sky’s trademark and ruled that they should not […]

More than 50% of Sky customers now connected

More than half of all Sky’s customers have now connected their Sky+HD box to broadband, giving them access to the UK pay TV operator’s full range of on-demand services. Sky said the total number of connected Sky+HD boxes has more than doubled in less than a year, and now stands at 5.4 million of Sky’s […]

Sky Sports launches new football channel

UK pay TV operator Sky is set to launch a new channel, called Sky Sports 5, dedicated to European football. The new channel will be available to Sky Sports subscribers as part of their sports package and will be the seventh Sky Sports channel, joining Sky Sports 1 to 4, Sky Sports F1 and Sky […]

BBC ‘committed to all audiences’ despite youth drop-off

The BBC has hit back at reports that it has lost 12% of its 25 to 34 year-old viewers in the last three years, by claiming that it has “the highest share of young viewers.” Citing BARB viewing data, the Independent newspaper reported that the BBC had suffered more than any other UK broadcaster from […]

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