Pay TV operators gearing up for sell-through

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Pay TV operators are gearing up to tap into what they expect to become a burgeoning electronic sell-through (EST) market with a series of launches… Read more

German media authorities approve Sky Deutschland deal

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BSkyB has gained “unconditional media concentration clearance” from some German state media authorities to buy 57.4% of Sky Deutschland, as part of its Sky Europe… Read more

Sky invests in online video startup Pluto.TV

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Sky has invested US$500,000 (€394,000) in US online video aggregator Pluto.TV, the latest company to benefit from the UK pay TV operator’s policy of backing… Read more

Europe’s top pay TV operators face revenue, subs losses


A significant proportion of Europe’s top pay TV platform operators will shed subscribers and also face revenue declines between now and 2020, according to new… Read more

BSkyB shareholders vote 96% in favour of Sky Europe deal

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BSkyB’s shareholders voted overwhelmingly in favour of the firm’s proposed acquisition of Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland at its general meeting yesterday. According to a… Read more

Sky Sports, Movies channels half-price on TalkTalk

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UK pay television provider TalkTalk TV is to offer premium Sky Sports and Sky Movies channels at a significant discounted rate for three months. The… Read more

Netflix will continue to invest to be global player, says Hastings

Netflix co-founder and CEO, Reed Hastings

Netflix will take on several more years of zero margin growth to become a global TV player, present in all major markets including China, according… Read more

Sky faces Premier League risk, says Credit Suisse

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The forthcoming English Premier League auction poses significant risks for BSkyB, according to Credit Suisse, which has maintained the pay TV operator’s previous ‘underperform’ rating… Read more

BSkyB ups Roku investment


UK pay TV operator Roku has made a further US$0.7 million investment internet streaming set-top box maker Roku. The new funding takes its total investment… Read more

Virgin Media calls for Ofcom review into football rights sale

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Virgin Media has asked UK broadcast regulator Ofcom to launch a formal review into how Premier League football rights are sold in the UK.  The… Read more