Advanced Television


SkyShowtime appoints Disney’s Georgieva

SkyShowtime CEO Monty Sarhan has announced that former Disney executive Hristina Georgieva has been appointed as Chief Business Officer. Reporting to Sarhan, Georgieva will lead the Distribution & Partnerships function at SkyShowtime and have P&L responsibility for all B2B revenue. In this new role, Georgieva will oversee and lead new business development and partnerships with cable, […]

June 26, 2023

SkyShowtime for MEO

Portuguese multiplay operator MEO and SkyShowtime have agreed a wide-ranging distribution deal that will bring the streaming service to millions of additional households in Portugal. The deal represents SkyShowtime’s first Multichannel Video Programming Distributor (MVPD) relationship in the Portuguese market, with the SkyShowtime app now available on MEO’s platform. SkyShowtime’s exclusive series and first-run Hollywood […]

June 21, 2023

SkyShowtime now on Ziggo

Multiplay telco Ziggo and SkyShowtime have agreed a wide-ranging distribution deal that will bring SkyShowtime to millions of additional households in the Netherlands. The deal represents SkyShowtime’s first Multichannel Video Programming Distributor (MVPD) relationship in the Dutch market, with Ziggo launching the SkyShowtime app on its platform immediately. Ziggo customers can subscribe to SkyShowtime directly […]

June 14, 2023

SkyShowtime readies Spain, Andorra launches

SkyShowtime will launch in its final markets of Spain and Andorra on February 28th. The streaming service, which received full regulatory approval in February of 2022, will then have launched across more than 20 markets inside just five months.  SkyShowtime’s roll-out began in September 2022 when the service debuted in the Nordics, launching across Denmark, […]

February 14, 2023By Nik Roseveare

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

SkyShowtime picks up WBD cancels

SkyShowtime has acquired exclusive European rights for 21 local series from Warner Bros Discovery, including some of HBO Max’s most popular shows from the region. In total, the deal provides SkyShowtime 168 episodes – over 150 hours – of new and previously aired original programming. Financial terms were not disclosed. The deal includes three new […]

January 10, 2023

SkyShowtime reveals CEE launch slate

Streaming service SkyShowtime will launch on December 14th in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia, bringing its offering of exclusive and iconic entertainment to Central & Eastern European homes for the first time.  The launches follow SkyShowtime’s arrival into Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, in September, and the Netherlands and Portugal in […]

December 5, 2022

SkyShowtime sets CEE launch date

SkyShowtime, the streaming joint venture formed by Sky owner Comcast and Showtime owner Paramount Global, will roll out in a number of Central and Eastern European (CEE) markets on December 14th. SkyShowtime CEO Monty Sarhan confirmed the launch date whilst on stage the service’s launch event in Amsterdam on November 3rd. SkyShowtime will launch in […]

November 4, 2022

SkyShowtime preps Netherlands, Portugal launches

SVoD service SkyShowtime will launch in both the Netherlands and Portugal on October 25th, bringing its premium offering of exclusive and iconic entertainment to Dutch and Portuguese homes for the first time. The launches follow SkyShowtime’s official launch across the Nordics. Customers will have access to exclusive television premieres of first-run theatrical films, new and […]

October 18, 2022

SkyShowtime begins European rollout

Streaming service SkyShowtime has gone live in Europe, launching in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden for the first time. The service has also announced upcoming launches in the Netherlands and Portugal, which will both go live on October 25th. SkyShowtime CEO, Monty Sarhan, said: “Our time has come. It’s finally time for SkyShowtime. We are […]

September 20, 2022