Decoders with a hard disk drive – such as the Sky+ box – are to be exempted from customs duties following a landmark ruling from the European Court of Justice. The devices are to be classified for customs purposes as set-top boxes with a communications function and not as recording apparatus.
Both Sky and Virgin are currently working on 3D versions of their EPGs. Sky, which has produced a version of its HD guide in partnership with NDS is already downloading the guide as part of a software update to Sky+ HD receivers. Unlike demos of 3D EPGs given by NDS over the past two years, […]
Sky has issued an upgrade to its iPhone application, taking full advantage of the features available on the Apple tablet device, and allowing Sky+ or Sky+ HD subscribers to search for and record their favourite programmes no matter where they are.
Sky Deutschland has announced it has now made its Sky+ HD receiver and PVR available for cable homes. The set tops are available with immediate effect from the Sky customer service.
Sky is to launch a separate EPG numbering system for channels broadcasting both SD and HD versions. From February 1, 2011 the satcaster will run both its “Standard Bouquet” and the new “HD Swap Bouquet”. It means that channels with an HD simulcast that has been allocated a number further down the guide will be […]
A third of Sky and Virgin Media subscribers no longer bother connecting to a UHF aerial, according to Mark Oliver, chief executive, Oliver & Ohlbaum Associates.
BSkyB has announced a reshuffle of the Entertainment section of its EPG that places Sky 1, a rebranded Sky Living and the new Sky Atlantic on the first page of its EPG.
The Walt Disney Company has announced that Disney XD is set to launch HD on Sky this coming Monday, October 18.
MIPTV 2010 – CANNES. Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch has described the outcome of Ofcom’s Pay-TV Review as “an unprecedented and unwarranted intervention”.
Brian Sullivan, one of the architects behind Sky+ and the MD of BSkyB’s customer group, is to leave the company to become chief executive of Sky Deutschland.