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Amazon Music app arrives on Sky

The Amazon Music app is now available on Sky Glass, Sky Stream and Sky Q with millions of songs and albums, thousands of playlists, and latest releases to listen to, all via the app. To launch the service, Sky users can simply say “Hello Sky, open Amazon Music” into their Sky Glass or “Amazon Music” […]

January 25, 2023By Nik Roseveare

discovery+ free for all Sky subs

Streaming service discovery+ is now available at no extra charge to all Sky TV subscribers. Sky Q, Sky Glass and Sky Stream customers can sign up for discovery+ as part of their monthly Sky TV subscription, saving £6.99/€6.99 a month. Sky TV customers who are already have the 12-months discovery+ Entertainment pass will now be […]

January 16, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Lionsgate+ on Sky platforms

Lionsgate+, the SVoD service from Starz, is now available on Sky Glass and Sky Q in the UK and Ireland, as well as via Sky Stream in the UK. Later in 2022, the app will arrive on Sky Q and Sky Glass in Italy, and Sky Q in Germany. Customers in the UK, Ireland, Germany […]

October 25, 2022By Colin Mann

Report: Is Africa ready for Sky Glass?

Following the launch of the Sky Glass Smart television in various European countries (UK, Italy, Ireland), it is now the turn of the South African group MultiChoice, which has announced the launch of its connected TVs in 2023. The aim is to bolster its streaming offering by giving access to TV channels, streaming platforms and […]

October 24, 2022

Forecast: 25% of European pay-TV on OTT by 2027

Traditional pay-TV accesses in Europe have been stagnating over the last few years and are expected to reach just above half of the region’s households in the next five years, forecasts Dataxis. This decline can be largely attributed to an ever rising number of cord-cutters among European TV audiences, switching off traditional pay-TV accesses at […]

October 5, 2022

Sky dish off menu

The satellite dish is symbolic of the television revolution that took place in un-cabled countries in the 1980s. This is particularly true here in the UK where the ‘Dish war’ between Sky’s cheap bird baths and BSB’s new-age squarials was fought out. Rupert Murdoch’s Sky was victorious but had to merge with the ‘enemy’ rather […]

September 28, 2022

Sky unveils plug and play Sky Stream

UK pay-TV operator Sky has launched Sky Stream, describing it as the latest innovation on the Sky Glass Platform. “It is the new, easy way to get Sky, giving you the best entertainment streamed straight to any TV over Wi-Fi, with no dish or installation required,” says Sky. Users simply plug the device into any […]

September 27, 2022By Colin Mann

Sky Glass comes to South Africa with MultiChoice

MultiChoice Group (MCG), the South African entertainment and services platform, will become Sky’s second global syndication partner for its Glass offering. The syndication partnership will allow MCG to offer its customers more ways to connect to their favourite content, including: Glass panels: a range of 4K QLED TVs with integrated sound bar featuring Dolby Atmos […]

September 22, 2022

Sky Italia increases investment in Italian content

Sky Italia is investing €1.2 billion per year for content and TV rights in Italy, revealed CEO Andrea Duilio speaking to local daily Il Sole 24 Ore. According to Duilio, the pay-TV broadcaster allocated €260 million in 2021 alone, which is 30 per cent more than three years ago. Despite the continued multiplication of OTT […]

September 21, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Sky Glass readies Ireland launch

Sky Ireland has announced that Sky’s connected TV, Sky Glass, will officially launch in Ireland on August 25th. Available in a range of sizes and colours, Sky Glass allows users to receive Sky TV over WiFi – removing the need for a satellite dish or set-top box. Sky Ireland CEO, JD Buckley, commented: “Following its […]

July 27, 2022By Nik Roseveare