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Sky updates Entertainment OS

Sky has starting rolling out new features to Entertainment OS, its Sky Glass and Sky Stream operating system. Entertainment OS 1.2 brings viewers a new way to ‘manage all’ their curated Playlists, a faster way to ‘Restart’ any TV programme or film, and a new ‘continue watching’ rail for Netflix content. And with the Women’s […]

July 31, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Simplestream streams QVC channels on Sky

QVC, the video commerce retailer, has successfully launched its linear TV channels on Sky Glass and Sky Stream, promoting a range of categories and products. Included in Sky’s 600 channels range, four new QVC HD channels have been launched on the platform: QVC HD, QVC Style HD, QVC Beauty HD, and QVC Extra HD. The […]

July 18, 2023

Report: Sky Glass TV sales ‘underwhelming’

A report in the Sunday Times newspaper, quoting sources within Comcast-owned Sky, suggests that while Sky Glass has been recognised as being a “good innovation”, sales are below expectations and not enough to see Sky’s UK broadcasts migrate from satellite to a ‘dishless’ streamed Internet and 5G. According to the report, the manufacturing costs behind […]

May 2, 2023By Chris Forrester

My5 now on Sky Glass, Sky Stream

My5, the broadcast VoD service from Channel 5, is now available on Sky Glass TVs and the Sky Stream service, bringing viewers live and on-demand programming from Channel 5. To launch the app, users can simply say, “Hello Sky, open My 5”, to their Sky Glass or “My 5” into their voice remote, or find […]

April 27, 2023

Sky rolls out Entertainment OS 1.1

Sky is rolling out new features to Entertainment OS, the Sky Glass and Sky Stream operating system. Entertainment OS 1.1 will bring Personalised Playlists, a new ’Play’ voice command to help viewers play what they want to watch even quicker, more ways to find content from favourite actors and directors, as well as enhanced Bluetooth […]

February 2, 2023By Nik Roseveare

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