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SkyShowtime reveals line-up ahead of CEE launches

SkyShowtime‘s next set of launches will see the streaming service’s biggest expansion to date, incorporating eight new markets across Central and Eastern Europe. On February 14th, SkyShowtime will bring its offering to customers across Albania, Czechia, Hungary, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. This multi-territory roll-out will bring the number of live markets for […]

January 31, 2023

Sky: “Phenomenal viewing figures for The Last of Us”

The adaptation of video game The Last of Us is proving to be a huge hit for Sky with the first episode reaching over 3.05 million UK viewers, reflected in the 7-day cumulative audience figure. The Last Of Us marks Sky Atlantic’s second-biggest US drama debut, behind only House of the Dragon which launched in […]

January 31, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Sky Max adds Hammond and Neville to entertainment slate

Sky Max has announced new commissions starring outstanding British talent, to returning favourites such as Rob and Romesh Vs S5, A League of Their Own S18 and A League of Their Own: Road Trip. Follow footballing legends Gary Neville, Roy Keane and Jamie Carragher on a trip like no other as they travel to different […]

January 31, 2023

Sky pledges £1m in apprenticeship funding to small businesses

Sky has partnered with the tech start-up Multiverse to gift £1 million of its unspent apprenticeship levy to organisations looking to develop digital, data and technical skills within its workforce. More than £1 billion worth of business apprenticeship levy goes unspent each year. That would be enough to create 115,540 apprenticeships – the equivalent of […]

January 31, 2023

Sky expands unscripted slate

Sky has announced 12 new unscripted original commissions coming to Sky Documentaries, Sky Crime, Sky Nature and Sky Arts this year. On Sky Documentaries, new feature doc Zuckerberg: King of the Metaverse (w/t) will piece together the events of Mark Zuckerberg’s life along with the creation of Facebook and Meta, combining rarely seen archive footage […]

January 30, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Sky Sports, ICC extend rights deal

Sky Sports has agreed a new long-term deal with the International Cricket Council (ICC). Beginning in 2024, the partnership will see Sky and streaming service NOW retain the ICC Broadcast and Digital rights to show all men’s and women’s events, including the ICC Cricket World Cups and ICC T20 World Cups through to the end […]

January 27, 2023By Nik Roseveare

The Last of Us ep1 on YouTube; Second season

Sky and streaming service NOW have released the entire first episode of The Last of Us in the UK and Ireland on the Sky TV YouTube channel – allowing everyone the chance to watch and sample the hype surrounding the series for free. The first episode, based on the popular PlayStation franchise, is the second-biggest […]

January 27, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Ofcom: Virgin Media tops Q3 pay-TV complaints

Ofcom has published the latest figures for complaints the regulator received about the UK’s major mobile, broadband and pay-TV providers between July and September 2022. In summary, the latest complaints data shows: Overall, complaint volumes during this quarter were broadly in line with the previous three months. Shell Energy continued to attract the most broadband […]

January 26, 2023

All That Breathes on Sky Documentaries

From February 8th at 9pm All That Breathes will be exclusively on Sky Documentaries and streaming service NOW. It is the first film ever to win the best documentary prize at both Sundance and Cannes – and is now a BAFTA and Oscar nominee. As legions of birds fall from New Delhi’s darkening skies, and […]

January 26, 2023

Sucession returns to Sky on March 27

Sky has announced the new season of Succession will air on Sky Atlantic andstreaming service NOW from March 27th. Fans of the award-winning show will not miss out on the global excitement with each episode available at the same time as the US premiere each week at 2am, and on demand thereafter. In season 4, […]

January 26, 2023By Nik Roseveare