Digital TV News: Sky

A+E Networks EMEA enhances BLAZE streaming service with Simplestream
May 15, 2024 – A+E Networks EMEA has upgraded its BLAZE streaming service in the UK with Simplestream. The enhanced service increases BLAZE's content offering, adding A+E Networks' collection of FAST channels.
News categories: A+E Networks, Simplestream, Julie Mitchelmore, James Hall, Dan Finch, Apps, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Streaming, UK

More subscribers choose streaming with ads in Sweden
May 7, 2024 – According to Mediavision, during the first quarter of 2024, 60,000 more households subscribed to an HVOD (subscription+ads) service, bringing the total to over 250,000 households in Sweden.
News categories: Mediavision, Marie Nilsson, Digital TV, Market Research, Streaming, Sweden

Movistar Plus+ to create real-time short-form sports video with WSC Sports
Apr 25, 2024 – WSC Sports has sealed a multi-year agreement for Movistar Plus+ to use its platform to create real-time short-form videos for a host of its top-tier sports rights.
News categories: WSC Sports, Movistar Plus, Aviv Arnon, Enric Rojas, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Spain

Paramount to exclusively represent SkyShowtime advertising sales
Apr 22, 2024 – SkyShowtime has concluded an exclusive deal for Paramount to handle SkyShowtime's advertising sales across all of its markets, providing access to advertising in 20+ European markets.
News categories: SkyShowtime, Paramount, Monty Sarhan, Hristina Georgieva, Lee Sears, Advertising, Digital TV, Europe, Streaming

Sky Sports Main Event latency reduced on Entertainment OS devices
Apr 18, 2024 – Sky Sports Main Event viewers will soon be able to watch the channel in low latency, reducing the time between the action on the pitch and watching on Sky Glass and Stream.
News categories: Sky, Digital TV, Gaming, Set Top Box, Smart TV, Streaming, UK, UX

Grupo Televisa to acquire AT&T's share of Sky México
Apr 3, 2024 – Grupo Televisa (NYSE:TV; BMV:TLEVISA CPO) has reached an agreement with AT&T to take over its participation in Sky Mexico, giving Televisa ownership of 100% of Sky's capital stock.
News categories: Grupo Televisa, Sky México, AT&T, Bernardo Gómez, Alfonso de Angoitia, Luis Malvido, Francisco Valim, Digital TV, MandA, Mexico, Satellite

Skyworth and China Mobile launch 8K set-top box
Mar 20, 2024 – Skyworth Digital and China Mobile have launched an 8K set-top box in the He Nan province of China, marking the first deployment of a commercial 8K TV service in the telecom market.
News categories: Skyworth, China Mobile, China, Digital TV, IPTV, Set Top Box

Western Europe to lose nearly 9 million pay TV subscribers
Mar 11, 2024 – Digital TV Research expects Western Europe to lose nearly 9 million pay TV subscribers between 2023 and 2029 to reach 93 million – down by 8% over the period.
News categories: Digital TV Research, Simon Murray, Cable TV, Digital TV, Europe, IPTV, Market Research, Satellite, Terrestrial

Xperi signs up Skyworth to integrate TiVo OS
Feb 28, 2024 – In its 4th quarter 2023 results Xperi (NYSE: XPER) announced that it has signed Skyworth as a Tivo OS Smart TV OEM, and that Vestel is now shipping TiVo-powered TVs into seven European countries.
News categories: Xperi Inc, Advertising, Digital TV, Europe, In-Car, IPTV, Smart TV, TV OS, UK, Worldwide