Ofcom should have final say on media mergers, says Lords committee

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Media regulator Ofcom, rather the UK culture secretary, should have the final say on whether media mergers should go ahead, according to the House of… Read more

Sky, HBO target co-production in content deal renewal

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The UK’s BSkyB and pay TV counterpart HBO are to up their partnership by co-developing and producing new dramas, following an extension of their existing… Read more

ITV to launch pay drama channel on Sky

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UK commercial broadcaster ITV is to launch a pay TV channel on the BSkyB platform later this year. The new service, ITV Encore, will feature… Read more

Watch, Gold, Dave and Alibi join Sky catch-up service

UK channel provider UKTV has made its Watch, Gold, Dave and Alibi channels available view pay TV operator BSkyB’s catch-up TV service. The move follows… Read more

European Commission starts TV rights probe

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Formal antitrust proceedings to examine programming agreements between US studios and European pay TV broadcasters are underway and could ultimately be extended to include other… Read more

Sky claims 2013 sports milestone

UK satellite operator BSkyB said that Sky Sports delivered a record 55,000 hours of sport last year across its six channels and Sky 3D.  Sky… Read more

Now TV sports pass goes live on Apple TV

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BSkyB has launched sports content from its Now TV over-the-top service on Apple TV web streaming boxes in the UK for the first time.  The… Read more

Sky to beat BBC to 4K, predicts BBC executive

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Sky is likely to adopt ultra high definition 4K technology quicker than the BBC, with the UK public service broadcaster currently more focused on improving… Read more

BSkyB opens up movie rental service to non-subscribers

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BSkyB has opened its Sky Store movie rental service up to non-Sky subscribers in the UK and Ireland. The move will allow any UK home… Read more

Now TV boxes ‘flying off the shelf’, says Sky


BSkyB’s recently launched Now TV boxes are “flying off the shelf like hot cakes and we are well ahead of where we expected to be,”… Read more