Sky Media

Sky buys into big data business

Sky has invested US$10 million for an equity share in analytics and data specialist DataXu. Sky said its advertising sales division, Sky Media, will work closely with DataXu to explore new opportunities, including extending the reach of Sky Media’s Sky AdVance product. Sky Media will also use DataXu’s experience in helping advertisers to buy addressable […]

Channel 5 made £12.9m loss before Viacom deal

Channel 5 made a £12.9 million (US$20.1 million) loss in its final financial results before Viacom acquired the UK broadcaster for £450 million last year. The network’s accounts for the nine months to September 30, 2014, revealed the operating loss, which compared with a £32.4 million operating profit in full-year 2013. US giant Viacom acquired […]

C5 job losses as Sky and Viacom renew deal

Sky and Viacom International Media Networks have renewed the deal that sees a raft of channels including MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central carried on the UK pay TV platform. Sky will sell free-to-air broadcaster Channel 5’s advertising as part of the new agreement, which secures carriage for the Viacom pay TV nets for five more […]

Sky pays tribute to Milligan after speedboat tragedy

UK satcaster BSkyB has paid tribute to its ad sales managing director, Nick Milligan, who died along with his daughter in a speedboat accident over the weekend. Tributes poured in for Sky Media managing director Milligan, who had worked in TV ad sales for three decades for companies such as Sky, ITV and Channel 5, […]