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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

Report: Pay-TV market growing in GSA region

The pay-TV and SVoD market is continuing to grow in Germany, Austria and Switzerland according to the Pay TV and Paid VoD in Germany 2021/2022 report published by VAUNET. In Germany, total revenue from pay television and paid VoD in 2021 rose by 13.1 per cent to reach €4.7 billion, and is expected to grow […]

July 20, 2022

Beyond Rights strikes new deals in Germany

Beyond Rights has announced a series of new deals in Germany, with five key broadcasters in the territory acquiring a wide range of factual content. Sky Deutschland has acquired a package of close to 100 hours, led by Elizabeth (8 x 60), the topical royal biography series that spans the 70-year reign of the British […]

June 13, 2022

DAZN appoints Mascia as DACH CEO

DAZN Group, the sports entertainment company, has announced that Alice Mascia has been appointed to lead its operations in DACH. She will take up the role on May 1st. Mascia’s appointment follows the acquisition of Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League rights in the DACH region, along with other major football rights like Italy’s Serie A […]

April 6, 2022

Peacock rolls out in Germany, Austria

Sky and NBCUniversal have announced the launch of Peacock in Austria and Germany. Available immediately, Sky Q and Sky X customers in Austria will be able to access the Peacock streaming offer, which includes a catalogue of Peacock Originals and classic series from NBCUniversal. “Following great debuts in the UK and Ireland late last year, […]

January 25, 2022

Sky Deutschland scores NHL rights

Sky Deutschland has secured the broadcasting rights to the National Hockey League (NHL) and will broadcast the North American ice hockey league live in Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein and South Tyrol in the 2021/22 through 2024/25 seasons. The new contract covers broadcasting rights across all distribution channels. With live broadcasts of around 300 games per […]

September 30, 2021