Foxtel confirms syndication of Sky Glass streaming platformFriday, October 8th, 2021
Foxtel Group partners with Sky to accelerate streaming aggregation strategy with Sky Glass
The Foxtel Group today confirmed it will be the first global syndication partner for Sky Glass, a world-class streaming aggregation product that provides a next-generation user experience that seamlessly aggregates streaming content all in one place, together with ultra-premium devices, including a 4K UHD TV with cinema-quality sound.
Sky Glass, launched by Sky in London yesterday, will form another element in the Foxtel Group’s streaming-led roadmap and is expected to be available in Australia in late 2023.
Confirmation that the Foxtel Group will be the first syndication partner for Sky Glass follows Foxtel’s successful launch last month of the internet-connected streaming iQ5 set top box. Last week, Foxtel also confirmed plans to update software in the iQ4 in the coming months to also enable the set top to be IP-led without the need for cable or satellite.
Foxtel Group Chief Executive Patrick Delany said: “Sky Glass will add another dimension to our future as we continue to invest in innovation and reposition Foxtel to be Australia’s premium aggregator of streamed entertainment.
“We are incredibly pleased to be the first syndication partner for Sky Glass. It allows us to join a global product and technology roadmap created by Sky and Comcast, offering customers a world-class entertainment experience and devices, powered by Comcast’s global technology platform.
“Australian households expected to have an average of almost four entertainment streaming subscriptions by 2025. Sky Glass will provide customers with a world-class user interface making life simple by seamlessly aggregating content from multiple providers all in one place, together with beautifully designed devices, including the Glass TV with premium quality 4K UHD picture and 360o Dolby Atmos sound.
“This solution will genuinely provide everything in one place for customers, along with even greater simplicity with a single premium device, easy buying, and a plug and play experience.”
Sky Group Chief Executive Officer Dana Strong said: “We are pleased to announce Foxtel, Australia’s leading subscription TV company, as our first Sky Glass syndication partner.”
Joining the Sky Glass global syndication partnership follows the Foxtel Group’s Strategy Day last week, at which the company outlined its progress in becoming Australia’s leading IP-led subscription entertainment company with more than 4 million subscribers.