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Peacock coming to Sky

NBCUniversal and Sky will make AVoD service Peacock available at no additional cost to nearly 20 million Sky customers in Europe. Beginning later in 2021, Peacock will make its international debut across Sky platforms, including Sky Q, NOW, and Sky Ticket, currently serving customers throughout the UK, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Austria, and Switzerland. “Comcast’s Xfinity […]

July 29, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Sky One rebranding as Sky Showcase

Sky is axing the Sky One channel brand and replacing it with a new flagship brand, Sky Showcase. Sky One launched across Europe in April 1982 and is the oldest non-terrestrial TV channel in the UK. The pay-TV broadcaster has additionally announced that it will be launching a new linear channel called Sky Max. Sky […]

July 28, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Sky revives Never Mind the Buzzcocks

Sky thas commissioned a new series of long-running music quiz Never Mind the Buzzcocks. The show will return to screens as a new 8 episode series, plus a one-off Christmas special, with new host Greg Davies (Taskmaster, The Inbetweeners). The Sky Original will air this autumn on Sky and streaming service NOW and is produced […]

July 14, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Sky Sports launching The Lions pop-up channel

Sky Sports has announced a full schedule of programming and pop-up channel for its coverage of the British & Irish Lions 2021 Castle Lager Series in South Africa – complete with archive footage, documentaries and exclusive behind the scenes content, in addition to five Lions warm-up games and the three Test matches. The Sky Sports […]

June 28, 2021By Nik Roseveare

New cast members join 2nd season of Gangs of London

Sky has announced that filming is underway on the second season of Sky Original drama, Gangs of London, with a new cast line up joining the multi-talented ensemble from season one. The global hit series, which began production over three weeks ago is produced by Pulse Films in association with SISTER, for Sky Studios and […]

June 28, 2021

Britannia season 3 on Sky Atlantic, NOW from August 24

Sky has announced that all eight episodes of the third instalment of Sky Original Britannia will TX on Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW on August 24th. The series stars David Morrissey, Mackenzie Crook, Sophie Okonedo, Annabel Scholey, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Eleanor Worthington-Cox and Zoë Wanamaker. In a world of mythic Celtic tribes, […]

June 21, 2021

Hong Kong: NBCU launches DreamWorks on Now TV

NBCUniversal International has announced the launch of DreamWorks – the 24-hour, HD channel dedicated to kids and family entertainment – on the Now TV pay-TV service in Hong Kong. DreamWorks is available on Now TV immediately and on demand from July 19th, with programmes dubbed in Cantonese and Putonghua. The channel will be offered as […]

June 17, 2021

Friends: The Reunion is Sky One’s most watched show ever

Friends: The Reunion has broken viewing records for Sky One with 5.3 million watching the long-awaited cast reunion.  The one-off special, available exclusively on Sky and streaming service NOW in the UK and Ireland, pulled in the biggest ever audience in the channel’s history. The special was also one of the most-watched piece of content […]

June 11, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Hong Kong: PCCW, beIN extend Champions League deal

PCCW Media and beIN Asia Pacific have extended their collaboration to offer live coverage of UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Europa Conference League and UEFA Youth League to Hong Kong audiences from 2021/22 to 2023/24 seasons. Now TV becomes the first TV platform in Hong Kong that collaborates with beIN Sports to bring […]

June 9, 2021

Roku orders 2nd season of Kevin Hart’s Die Hart

Roku and Laugh Out Loud, the multi-platform comedy brand, have announced Kevin Hart’s comedy action series, ‘Die Hart,’ will return to The Roku Channel for a second season titled, ‘Die Harter.’ Following the series premiere on May 20, the greenlight is the first Roku Original renewal for The Roku Channel. ‘Die Hart’ had a spectacular […]

June 9, 2021