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Sky Sports pulls record audience for World Darts final

A record audience of over 4.8 million people tuned in to watch 2024 PDC World Darts Championship final on January 3rd, making it the most watched darts event ever on Sky and NOW. A peak audience of 3.71 million watched Luke ‘Cool Hand’ Humphries claim his first ever World Darts Championship title after defeating teenage […]

January 4, 2024By Nik Roseveare

Report: SVoD declining in Italy

The number of SVoD users in Italy has started to decline, according to a report from the Communications Regulatory Authority (Agcom) that covers the first nine months of 2023. In September 2023, there were 15.3 million users, a slight decrease of 23,000 compared to the same month in 2022. Netflix, the dominant player in the […]

January 2, 2024From Branislav Pekic in Rome

That’s TV 2 channel on Freeview

A new Freeview TV channel, That’s TV 2, launches on January 3rd celebrating 35 years since Australian soap Home and Away first launched in the UK. That’s TV 2 will be the new sister channel to That’s TV, offering a raft of classic TV shows to Freeview viewers including the very first season of Home […]

January 2, 2024

DAZN app coming to Sky UK

DAZN, the sports entertainment platform, has announced that the DAZN app will go live on Sky UK’s platform in 2024, sitting alongside other streaming services such as Prime Video and Disney+. Sky customers will be able to sign up to DAZN’s service on Sky Glass, Sky Stream and Sky Q, giving access to a range […]

December 31, 2023

Sky Business donates PDC Darts sponsorship to PubAid

Sky Business has donated shirt sponsorship of four players at the PDC World Darts Championship to PubAid, the industry voice for pubs and their positive contribution to society. The donation is a show of support from Sky Business for the hospitality industry, and pubs specifically, at a key time of year for the trade. The […]

December 18, 2023

Analysis: UK broadband market sees declining volumes

Point Topic, a provider of broadband market intelligence, has reported that total Q3 2023 FTTH/P/B, FTTC, cable, FWA/satellite and DSL wholesale and retail connections decreased in the UK during the quarter and stood at an estimated 28.718 million down from 28.746 million q-o-q but down considerably from 29.036 million y-o-y. The fixed broadband retail market […]

December 15, 2023

Spain: Movistar Plus+ to launch SkyShowtime

Movistar Plus+ and SkyShowtime have announced a multi-year agreement, bringing SkyShowtime to Telefónica’s TV offering. From early 2024, Movistar Plus+ will becomes the first Spanish operator to launch SkyShowtime, with its exclusive selection of international and Spanish-language series and theatrical releases from Paramount and Universal. The service will be included in the Ficción miMovistar package. […]

December 15, 2023

2 illegal streaming arrests

Two men thought to be behind an illegal operation selling illicit television subscription packages across the UK have been arrested. Simultaneous warrants at residential addresses in Harlow and Chigwell in Essex, Waltham Cross in Hertfordshire, and Lanarkshire in Scotland resulted in the men being arrested on suspicion of fraud, money laundering, and intellectual property offences. […]

December 14, 2023By Colin Mann

Landscape Artist of the Year returns to Sky Arts in Jan

Sky Arts kicks off a fresh search across the UK to discover a new star of landscape painting as Landscape Artist of the Year returns to Sky Arts, Freeview and NOW on January 10th 2024.  Stephen Mangan returns to host the series solo following Dame Joan Bakewell’s departure from the franchise in the finale of […]

December 14, 2023

Channel 4 app launches on Sky Q

The Channel 4 app is now live on Sky Q, completing its availability across Sky’s TV platforms. The app allows viewers to seamlessly access Channel 4 streaming content, complementing Sky Q’s existing Channel 4 on-demand offering. Across the new Channel 4 app and Sky Q’s existing Channel 4 on-demand offering, Sky viewers will be able to […]

December 12, 2023