Italian broadcaster Mediaset and rival Sky Italia are in talks over a possible deal concerning Mediaset’s pay-TV arm after an agreement to sell the unit to Vivendi collapsed.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland will commence the relocation of the playout and uplink for its transponders on the Astra satellite system (19.2 degrees East) from Munich to Milan tonight.
Sky Italia has been named as one of the companies in talks with VimpelCom and Hutchison in an asset sale designed to head off regulatory concerns.
A consortium of providers including Viaccess-Orca, Harmonic and VideoStitch are working with Sky Italia to test a virtual reality experience based around a basketball match.
Sky will launch its Sky Q home gateway during 2017, chief executive Andrea Zappia has confirmed.
An initial 50 TV series will be available when Sky Italia launches Sky Box Sets on March 1.
STORY UPDATED. Sky will relocate the playout and uplink of Sky Deutschland from SES Platform Services, a subsidiary of Astra satellite operator SES, in Munich to Sky Italia’s teleport in Milan.
The Italian Tax Police performed a raid in different Italian cities to fight a card-sharing network offering Sky Italia and Mediaset Premium packages, reports the AAPA.
The war for new pay-TV subscribers between TIM, Sky Italia and Mediaset is intensifying with Mediaset now offering its premium bouquet for EUR1 a month.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland has expanded its footprint to Italian region South Tyrol.