Sky Q

Sky Germany adds Netflix to Sky Q offering

Sky Deutschland will add Netflix to its Sky Q offering tomorrow as part of a new Entertainment Plus package, with Netflix recommendations and search integrated as part of the Sky Q experience. The new package, which will be available to Sky subscribers in Germany and Austria, will combine Sky original productions, international series, Sky box […]

Sky reports 10% earnings increase

Sky reported a 10% increase in earnings for the nine months to March 31, despite what CEO Jeremy Darroch (left) described as a “challenging consumer environment”. Announcing results for the first nine months of its financial year, Sky said that earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) came to £1.7 billion – up 10% […]

Sky introduces programme voice search

Sky has introduced a new function on its top-end set-top boxes allowing viewers to search for programmes using their voices. The voice search will be available to Sky customers with the Sky Q service, which was launched in late 2015 as a premium option for subs. TV tech firm TiVo is delivering the voice search […]

Sky preps internet TV in Germany, Italy

Following its initial debut in the UK, Sky plans offer internet-delivered versions of its TV service in its other European markets as part of broader growth plans. Speaking on the company’s earnings call yesterday, Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch said that, over time, it aimed to reach and address an estimated 6 million customers in Europe […]

Sky ups profit, adds subs

Sky has reported strong full year results, with revenue climbing by 7% and adjusted operating profit increasing by 12%. Its subs base across the UK, Germany and Italy was 21.8 million, an 808,000 uptick year-on-year. Most of the subs growth – 445,000 – at the European satcaster came from the UK. Announcing its results for […]

Sky brings Ultra HD to Sky Q

Sky is set to launch Ultra HD content on its Sky Q service next month, offering sports, movies, documentaries and dramas in the medium. From August 13, Sky Q Silver customers will be able to access what Sky claims is “the UK’s most comprehensive Ultra HD service”, with 4K sport to be available live and […]

Sky Q launches in the UK and Ireland

Sky’s next generation home entertainment system, Sky Q, is now available for TV viewers in the UK and Ireland to buy. New and existing Sky customers can order Sky Q online or on the phone from today, or purchase it in-store from Friday. The first Sky Q customers will be installed at the end of […]

Sky to release VR content on Facebook

Sky has started producing 360-degree videos and will use Facebook as a distribution platform for this content, according to Sky’s MD of content, Gary Davey. Speaking at a Royal Television Society event in London last night, Davey said that Sky has started producing some “really interesting” virtual reality content and filmed something “just the other day” […]

Sky Q scores content deals ahead of launch

Next-generation UK streaming platform Sky Q has acquired 400 short-form videos from indie Barcroft Media, and content from Electus Digital and Funny Or Die. This marks some of the first deals Sky Q has closed since parent satcaster Sky revealed the OTT service in November last year. Sky Q launches early this year, with a […]

Sky unveils next-gen Sky Q box

Sky today launched its much anticipated Sky Q home entertainment system and confirmed plans to launch an Ultra HD service later in 2016. With Sky Q, the UK pay TV operator will introduce a family of products, designed to work together to offer “fluid viewing” across screens and smart devices. It will sit alongside current […]