Ofcom has launched a consultation into Access Control (AC) services on the Sky set-top box. While Red Button remains the headline grabber, access control has now developed to include on-screen watermarking and interactive services including.
BSkyB has purchased a 70% stake in Love Productions, the independent production company behind the Great British Bake-off and The Great British Sewing Bee.
Liberty Global has acquired a 6.4% stake in ITV at a cost of £481 million, purchasing the remaining holding in the company by BSkyB, and linking Virgin Media with the UK’s leading commercial broadcaster that’s home to popular shows Coronation Street and Broadchurch.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland has appointed Paul Sexton-Chadwick as its new vice-president business solutions.
The number of complaints made against the UK’s major pay-TV and telecoms providers increased in the first quarter.
BSkyB has won a court case to stop the Turkish TV channel operators Atlas and T-Medya from using the brand name ‘SkyTurk’.
More than half of Sky’s TV customers have connected their Sky+HD box to broadband, Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch has told a London conference.
Sophie Turner Laing, Sky’s MD, Content, is to step down from her role later this year.
STORY UPDATED AT 12noon CET. Rupert Murdoch is reportedly looking to combine British Sky Broadcasting Group with Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland, by acquiring shares held by 21st Century Fox.
BSkyB is planning to integrate its Sky Go service with the established Sky+ PVR as part of a major overhaul of its set-top box.