Sky is to release over 125 new Sky Originals over the next 12 months, as the pay-TV platform looks to maintain its position against streaming services Netflix and Amazon Prime.
Sky has announced its ambition to ensure 20% of employees in the UK & Ireland will be from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background by 2025. At least a quarter of these will be Black.
Sky has secured pay-TV rights to titles from STUDIOCANAL, Canal+ Group’s film production and distribution company.
Sky Original, Roald & Beatrix: The Tail of The Curious Mouse, has become Sky’s highest rating Christmas show ever.
Jeremy Darroch is stepping down as chief executive of Sky. The 58 year-old has been at the helm of the broadcaster since 2007 and will be succeeded by Dana Strong, who’s currently president of consumer services at Comcast Cable.
Sky Ireland customers are losing access to a number of TV channels and radio stations due to Brexit.
Long-standing Sky executive Gary Davey is to step down from his role as chief executive of production arm Sky Studios by next summer.
Amazon Prime Video will today (Monday) go live on Sky in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy. At the same time NOW TV and Sky Ticket will be added to selected Amazon Fire TV devices.
Sky is planning a Christmas giveaway with free movies, Premier League football, unlimited data on Sky Mobile, and free worldwide calls with Sky Talk over the Christmas holiday period.
The open HbbTV standard is the leading TV app platform on TV sets in German households, followed by Samsung Tizen and Amazon Fire TV.