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Sky Deutschland extends Premier League rights

Sky Deutschland and the Premier League have extended their long-term rights partnership. The new agreement comes into force immediately and is valid up to and including the 2027/28 season. Sky Sport will continue to provide extensive coverage of the Premier League in Germany in the future and will show all 380 matches per season in […]

February 9, 2024

WSC Sports signs Sky Deutschland deal

WSC Sports has signed multi-year partnership with Sky Deutschland, that will see the media company deploy WSC Sports’ AI-driven technology across a host of premium sports properties. The collaboration between the specialist in AI-powered sports content and one of the leading entertainment providers in Germany aims to redefine the way sports fans engage with Sky […]

October 25, 2023

OneGate Media hires Sky Deutschland’s Plenk

OneGate Media is repositioning its acquisition and co-production departments as of December 1st with the appointment of Johannes Plenk, who from Sky Deutschland where he served as Director of Entertainment Channels. Plenk brings with him a wealth of experience in the TV and film industry from various positions at Bavaria Film, CNN and Universal Studios. […]

October 12, 2023

Analysis: Sports rights spend hits $35bn

In major Western markets, the broadcast rights to popular sports competitions are increasingly being split across a growing number of services according to findings from Ampere Analysis. Changing viewing habits are driving the proliferation of streaming services that are turning to live sports coverage to boost engagement and subscriptions. Rightsholders are seeking ways to exploit […]

October 2, 2023

Sky Deutschland, LiveU expand partnership

LiveU and Sky Deutschland have further developed their relationship to create a multi-cam, 5G and cloud video production proof-of-concept (POC) at the recent Special Olympics World Games. Held in Berlin in June, this is “the world’s largest inclusive sports event” where “thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities compete together.” Both Sky Deutschland and NEP, who […]

July 18, 2023

Sky releases first-look at Juan Carlos: Downfall of The King

Sky has released the first-look trailer for Juan Carlos: Downfall of The King, a new Sky Original documentary series. Charting the rise and fall of former Spanish King Juan Carlos I, the four-part series will be coming to Sky Documentaries and NOW on May 21st. For many years, King Juan Carlos I was a Spanish […]

April 17, 2023

Extreme E extends Sky Deutschland deal

Extreme E, the all-electric off-road racing series, has confirmed that Sky Deutschland will continue to broadcast the championship’s events, highlights and magazine shows in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein in both German and English.As the series enters its third consecutive championship, it will again visit five remote locations this year that each highlight a […]

February 17, 2023

ProSiebenSat.1 “not interested” in Sky Deutschland

German commercial broadcaster, ProSiebenSat.1, has stated that it is not interested in acquiring Comcast’s Sky Deutschland operation. ProSiebenSat.1 CFO Ralf Gierig, speaking to Reuters, said the broadcaster was very much focusing on conventional, linear FTA television and its digital footprint. “Sky is in the pay-TV business, which is historically a difficult business in Germany,” he […]

November 15, 2022By Chris Forrester

ProSiebenSat.1 eyeing Sky Deutschland?

German commercial broadcasting giant ProSiebenSat.1 is reportedly exploring a deal to buy Sky Deutschland, the Comcast-owned pay-TV broadcaster. Comcast acquired Sky Deutschland as part of its overall purchase of Sky’s European pay-TV assets in a $40 billion (€39.9bn) purchase in 2018. Comcast is working with advisors at PJT Partners on the disposal according to Reuters, […]

November 10, 2022By Chris Forrester

Comcast to sell Sky Germany?

Comcast is contemplating selling off its Sky Deutschland pay-TV division. Numerous reports, including Bloomberg, suggest that Comcast is considering the sale of business in Germany, which is weighing down its European operations in the most recent quarter, people familiar with the matter said. The US broadcaster is working with an adviser as it studies a […]

October 28, 2022By Chris Forrester