Sky upgrades Sky+ search functionality

Sky is updating its Sky+ HD box with new functionality, designed to make it easier for viewers to find content.  The UK satellite TV firm said the latest update would roll out over the coming months and will let customers that have connected their Sky+HD box to their home broadband search by title, actor, event, […]

Sky to add 12 channels to its catch-up service

UK satellite TV provider Sky is due to add 12 more channels to its Catch Up TV service before the end of the year and is expanding its collection of TV series Box Sets this autumn. Sky said that it is adding Discovery, TLC, E!, Star, Watch, Gold, Dave, Alibi, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Cartoonito and […]

Hollywood studios “could go OTT” in UK

Hollywood studios could benefit from going over-the-top direct to consumers in the UK, cutting out existing distributors, according to research group IHS. According to IHS Electronics & Media, studios could earn more money than they currently receive from distribution agreements with OTT services with as few as 1.35 million subscribers, while premium service HBO could […]

Sky launches Roku-based Now TV Box

Sky has launched a low-price, internet-connected set-top box, so that customers of is Now TV service to access the OTT offering from their TVs. The Now TV Box is a white label version of a set-top by internet TV firm Roku, with a customised interface, and will retail for just £9.99 (€11.57). Available from today […]

Sky reports 19% increase in VOD users

Sky reported a 19% increase in users of its VOD service Sky Go, at 3.3 million people, and said it now has a total of 10.4 million pay TV subscribers, having added 34,000 in the most recent quarter. Announcing its results for the 12 months ended June 30, Sky added that it now has nearly […]

LG adds Now TV app to smart TVs in exclusive deal

LG Electronics is adding Sky’s UK over-the-top service Now TV to its smart TV platform.  LG said it will be “the only smart TV provider to offer access to NOW TV for a minimum of 12 months” and will launch the service on its 2012/2013 range of TVs and 2013 Blu-ray players in August. Now […]

Sky boasts strong digital gains

Sky reported a surge in digital growth with a more people connecting their TV boxes to the web and using its Sky Go service than ever before.  In its quarterly earnings report, Sky said that an average of 45,000 customers connected their Sky box to broadband each week during the first three months of 2013, […]

Freesat growth outpaces Sky, Virgin

UK free-to-air satellite platform Freesat added 29,000 new homes in the first quarter of 2013, capping a strong year of growth for the service.  Freesat said that it added 150,000 homes in the last 12 months, more than both Sky and Virgin Media combined, and that its service is now in 1.7 million homes – 6% […]

Sky adds sport to Now TV

Sky in the UK has added pay-as-you go sports content to its over-the-top service Now TV.  From today, viewers can buy 24-hour unlimited access to all six of the Sky Sports channels for £9.99 (€11.68) – giving them access to content such as Barclays Premier League football, Formula 1 racing and The Masters golf without a […]

Sky adds 4oD to catch-up offering

Sky has added Channel 4’s video-on-demand service 4oD to Sky On Demand, now offering catch-up content from each of the UK’s terrestrial broadcasters. The deal will allow Sky customers with web-connected Sky Plus HD boxes to access catch-up content from Channel 4’s portfolio of channels – including Channel 4, E4 and More 4 – as well […]