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‘Sports viewing on the decline among millennials’

Interest in sport among young millennials is “on the decline” with many viewers lured away from sport by the wealth of TV and online video content, according to new research. An Ampere Analysis report claims that demographic andcultural shifts are “changing the way younger audiences view sport”, with the some evidence suggesting that the availability […]

Sky Sports takes exclusive Formula 1 rights

Sky has taken exclusive UK and Ireland rights to Forumla 1 racing for five years from 2019 to 2024. The deal, agreed with Formula One Managament, sees Sky strengthen its sports rights portfolio, with F1 to leave terrestrial television. Currently, Sky shares F1rights with Channel 4 after the BBC ended its contract to broadcast the […]

Fox veteran Hill exiting to create prodco

21st Century Fox is saying goodbye to senior programming executive David Hill after more than three decades. Hill, currently senior executive VP at the US-based media giant, is leaving to launch a production venture titled Hilly, which will focus on live production, reality series, production consultancy to organisations and digital investment. Hill is an institution […]

Sky plans Now TV updates, monthly sport option

Sky has outlined a string of updates for its stand-alone Now TV service, including an August launch for its ‘next generation’ Now TV Box and a new pay-monthly sports option. The new Sky Sports Month Pass will launch in time for the start of the new football season in August and will be priced at […]

Sky channels launch on Snapchat

UK satcaster Sky has launched two content channels on the new Snapchat Discover platform for Sky News and Sky Sports. Sky will use the Snapchat service to publish daily editions of content featuring six to 10 ‘snaps’, using a combination of images, video and text – including long form articles. With the rollout, Sky becomes […]

Virgin wants Premier League rights auction halted

UK cable provider Virgin Media has asked Ofcom to pause the current Premier League TV rights auction until the broadcast regulator has concluded an investigation into the process. Virgin yesterday filed an ‘application for interim measures’ with Ofcom, calling for a temporary halt on the auction of live UK television rights to top flight English […]

Virgin Media adds two Sky HD channels

UK cable operator Virgin Media has added Sky News HD and Sky Sports News HQ HD to its platform. The additions mean that all of the Sky channels that are available on Virgin Media can be viewed in HD, with Sky News HD to be available on channel 603 and Sky Sports News HQ HD […]

BSKyB must make sports channels available to BT

After four years of litigation, the UK Competition Appeals Tribunal (CAT) has ruled that BSkyB must make its sports channels available to BT on a wholesale basis. The CAT, making an about turn on its original 2012 ruling on the case, said that Sky must make its Sky Sports 1 and 2 premium services available […]

Sky launches pay-as-you-go sports pass

BSkyB has launched a new pay-as-you-go variant for its Now TV OTT offering, providing a weekly Sky Sports pass for £10.99 (US$18.45). The Sky Sports Week Pass, which gives access to all seven Sky Sports channels, will be available from this Thursday until the end of November. The offering includes access to Sky’s new European […]

TalkTalk bags Sky catch-up rights, extends deal

UK telco TalkTalk has extended its arrangement with BSkyB with a new deal that hands it catch-up programming from premium channels Sky Sports and Sky Movies. The new multi-year wholsale agreement means TalkTalk will continue to offers its pay TV customers Sky Sports and Sky Movies channels, including the upcoming European football net Sky Sports […]