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, […]

Sky Deutschland extends exclusive HBO deal

Sky Deutschland has signed a multi-year extension to its exclusive HBO deal, giving it the rights to the pay TV firm’s top programming until the end of the decade.  Under the new deal, all of HBO’s premium new productions will continue to premiere exclusively on SkyAtlantic in Germany and Austria. However, the new contract also […]

Sky Deutschland makes Snap available via Chromecast

German pay TV operator Sky Deutschland has made its Snap online video service available via Google Chromecast. The latest update to the Snap iOS and Android apps support Chromecast, enabling Snap users to transfer content from iPads, iPhones and selected Samsung Android smartphones and tablets to the main TV screen. Snap, which is available for […]

Sky Deutschland cuts Snap price ahead of Netflix Germany launch

Sky Deutschland has slashed the price of its online video service Snap to just €3.99 per month, ahead of Netflix’s planned launch in Germany next month. From this week, Sky said it will make Snap – which currently include more than 5,000 TV and movie titles – available to everyone for just €3.99. A new […]

Sky Deutschland revamps Sky Go service

Sky Deutschland has overhauled its Sky Go online service with new content and a new interface that is designed to be simpler and easier to use. Sky said the redesign is based on its recently launched subscription-free OTT offering Snap, with the entire Snap catalogue also now integrated into its own category within Sky Go. […]

Sky Deutschland selects Inside Secure for Snap security

Security solutions firm Inside Secure has been selected by Sky Deutschland to secure the latter’s Snap OTT service. Sky Deutschland licensed Inside Secure’s downloadable DRM Fusion Agent software, which has been embedded into Sky’s Snap apps for Android and iOS devices. “Inside Secure’s DRM Fusion Agent greatly contributes towards securing digital content deals for pay-TV […]

Sky Deutschland rolls out Snap OTT service to Samsung Galaxy devices

Sky Deutschland has today launched an Android version of its Snap OTT service for Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets.  The online media expansion makes the store available on the Samsung Galaxy S III and Galaxy S4 smartphones and the Galaxy Tab 2 and Galaxy Tab 3 tablets, with the app available to download on these […]

Sky Deutschland launches Snap OTT service

Sky Deutschland has launched a new TV and movie OTT offering, called Snap, which is available to existing customers, as well as non-Sky subscribers. Similar to Sky UK’s Now TV service, Snap will be available to non-Sky subscribers for €9.90 per month with only a month-to-month commitment. Existing Sky customers can also access the service […]