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Sky streamlines Content, Studios businesses

Sky has announced that all of its non-sports content teams in the UK & Ireland, will come together under one leadership structure, led by Cécile Frot-Coutaz. Currently, Chief Executive of Sky Studios, home to Sky Original Comedy and Drama across Europe, Frot-Coutaz will expand her role to lead all parts of Sky’s content business in […]

February 8, 2024

Sky raising prices in April

Sky has announced that, from April 1st, its broadband and pay-TV customers will see the cost of their subscription package rise by an average of 6.7 per cent. In a blog post, Devesh Raj, Chief Operating Officer at Sky, said: “It’s never welcome news that the cost of products and services are increasing, especially at […]

February 7, 2024

Suspended sentence for UK illegal TV decoder seller

IP protection body FACT has reported that, on January 10th, Jordan Longbottom, a 42-year-old man from Manchester, received a 22-month suspended sentence after pleading guilty to charges of advertising and selling unauthorised decoders. The decoders were designed for fraudulent use, allowing users to access pay-TV services without remunerating legitimate providers, significantly undermining their commercial interests. […]

February 6, 2024

Sky TV turns 35

It was 35 years-ago today (February 5th 1989) that Sky TV’s first channels were launched over Europe and targeting the UK. The Sky Channel went live at 6pm UK time together with Sky News, Sky Movies and Eurosport. It had been expected that a Disney-branded channel would also be included but on June 3th an […]

February 5, 2024By Chris Forrester

Wonderhood TV announces key promotions

Wonderhood Television, the TV arm of Wonderhood Studios, producing premium factual documentary and factual entertainment series, has announced two key promotions within Development and Operations. Former Head of Production, Lianne Hickey is promoted to new role as Director of Productions and Operations and former Head of Development; and Tom Garton is promoted to the newly created role of Director of […]

February 2, 2024

Survey: Littler boosts interest in darts dates

People are dart-ing into romance this month thanks to the ‘Luke Littler effect’, with 53 per cent of individuals eager to take on their date at a game of darts for a first-date activity. Littler helped attract a record darts audience for Sky Sports over the festive period. Now, a survey by Sky Sports has […]

February 2, 2024

Sky Sports partners with Department of Education

The Department for Education (DFE) is running a new national TV campaign, ‘Teach in Further Education’ with Sky, tapping into the excitement around the football transfer window. Featuring Sky Sports presenter, Mike Wedderburn the campaign is calling on industry professionals to transfer their industry skills to further education (FE) teaching. Created in partnership with Sky […]

February 1, 2024

Sky to axe 1,000 staff

Sky is to preparing to cut some 1,000 jobs in the latest round of redundancies to hit the UK media industry. The satellite pay-TV company, which employs around 26,000 individuals in the UK, is seeking to reduce its workforce by about 4 per cent during 2024. The cuts will come mainly affect technicians who install […]

January 31, 2024

Sky Sports launching dedicated tennis channel

A new Sky Sports Tennis channel will launch on Sky and NOW on February 11th, making tennis content available all day, every day for fans in the UK and Ireland. Sky Sports says it will broadcast more live tennis than anywhere else, bringing over 4,000 live matches from more than 80 tournaments a year on […]

January 30, 2024

Forecast: NZ telco, pay-TV services revenue to remain stagnant

The total telecom and pay-TV services revenue in New Zealand is poised to register a marginal compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 0.7 per cent between 2023 and 2028, with continued decline in mobile voice service revenue denting the overall growth prospects, despite considerable revenue growth in mobile data and fixed broadband segments, according to […]

January 29, 2024