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Analysts downgrade BSkyB on Sky Europe concerns

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Credit analysts have downgraded BSkyB after the UK pay TV platform moved a step closer to creating a UK-Italian-German operation, Sky Europe. BSkyB recently received… Read more

Ball in Ofcom’s court as CAT rules against Sky on wholesale must offer

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After four years of litigation, the UK Competition Appeals Tribunal (CAT) has ruled that BSkyB must make its sports channels available to BT on a… Read more

BSkyB investing £3 million in arts and culture projects

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BSkyB is investing £3 million (€3.8 million) in new arts and culture TV projects over three years and has invited arts organisations and production companies… Read more

Sky invests US$7 million in YouTube sports MCN Whistle

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UK pay TV operator Sky has invested US$7 million (€5.5 million) in Whistle Sports, a US-based startup that runs sports-themed YouTube networks. Sky said that… Read more

Sky News to programme new Australia Channel

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Hong Kong-based distributor and channel operator Lightning International is rolling out Australia Channel, a new Asian channel that will be programmed with content from the… Read more

The linear path – the changing nature of the pay TV channel business

Turner makes shows such as Ink Masters  and claims Netflix compliments pay TV.

Growth in on-demand consumption and multiscreen viewing are changing the rules of the game for traditional pay TV channel providers. Andy Fry assesses their responses.… Read more

Crispin Odey makes Sky Deutschland U-turn

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The finance company owned by Rupert Murdoch’s formerson-in-law, Crispin Odey, has agreed to sell almost all of its minority stake in the Sky Deutschland. Odey… Read more

BSkyB adds photo feature to Sky+ app

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BSkyB has added a feature to its Sky+ app to enable users to view photos stored on their smartphones on their TV screens.  Viewers need… Read more

Kings of content

Kate Bulkley

Pay TV operators, mobile providers and tech giants are all investing in content assets, and there is a lot to play for, writes Kate Bulkley… Read more

BSkyB defies sceptics with strong Q1 growth

Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch

BSkyB has managed to defy continued downward economic pressure on consumer spending to beat analysts’ expectations in its latest quarterly results.  Sky added 760,000 new… Read more