Sky has confirmed that Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox is making a bid for the pay TV giant. 21st Century Fox already owns nearly 40% in the company. It’s Rupert Murdoch’s second recent attempt to take full control of Sky, after a failed bid during 2010/2011. After a period of negotiation, the Independent Directors and [...]
Sky is to offer its TV customers unlimited free calls and texts through its new mobile service, providing subscribers with an added incentive to stay with the pay TV giant. SIM-only contracts for the new Sky mobile service will be available from mid-December, with a full market launch in early 2017. Added sweeteners for customers [...]
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Sky starting to replace older Digiboxes boxes As mentioned in a previous blog post ( HERE ) Sky mentioned in their Annual Report that they intent to move all their customers from SD and older HD digiboxes to newer digiboxes. One reason for this is because the older digiboxes are no longer supports, and receive [...]
Motors TV is set to leave satellite TV in early 2017. This is due to Motors TV being bought by Motorsport Network who plan to have the channel only available “online”. This will also mean another channel leaving the “Freesat From Sky” non subscription viewing card service. With the rumours that another channel on this [...]
Viewing figures for Sky Sports’ live Premier League matches have dropped by 19 per cent this season. Despite already having aired headline clashes such as the Manchester derby, Arsenal vs Liverpool and Chelsea vs Liverpool this season, Sky Sports has seen viewers drop by nearly a fifth on last season. The rise of illegal streaming [...]
Sky Q adds split screen for sports Sky is introducing a set of new features designed to enhance viewing for sports fans. On selected events, Split Screen Sport is one of the new features being made available to users of the new SkyQ box – with viewers to be able to watch two live streams [...]
Sky is to launch its streaming service NOW TV into the Spanish market, the first territory where it doesn’t have a satellite operation. NOW TV launched in the UK in July 2012 and versions have subsequently been rolled out in Germany and most recently Italy. It runs on a streaming box produced by Roku, in [...]
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Sky is planning to further reduce the number of standard definition only set top boxes as part of an efficiency drive. The move, outlined in the company’s latest annual report, will enable Sky to move forward in utilsing newer broadcast technologies, including the more efficient DVB-S2 and MPEG4. A similar move has already been completed [...]
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