The cricket world is braced for a huge summer of competitions. Starting in May with the counterpart to England’s tour of New Zealand in February there was a two match series held at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London and then in Headingley, Leeds. This is closely followed by the last ever ICC Champions Trophy hosted across England and Wales at Edgbaston (Birmingham), Cardiff and The Kia Oval (London) and then hot on the heels of that, the first Ashes series of the year. The England boys will barely have time to breath between Ashes series this year as busy schedules have demanded that there b...
Sky news update: Sky will revamp their SkyGo app with a new look and new channels that offer more scope for catch up. The app will be available this summer. Television broadcasters Sky offer many perks to their services including the option to catch up on shows you missed on demand. There are two services; Sky Go and Sky Go Extra which allows you to watch television programmes and films on demand on two and four devices respectively.
Sky news update: In a bid to out-do their new rivals BT, Sky have revamped their Premier League coverage. They will launch the new look on the first day of the Premier League with free coverage to every house in Britain.
Having been a prolific goal scorer in Spain for Zaragoza, Valencia and Barcelona, there is no doubt that David Villa is a top striker. He is Spain’s record goalscorer, having scored 56 goals in 92 games. However, with the arrival of the South American Player of the Year, Neymar, David Villa is no longer needed. Spurs seem to be favourites to sign the striker and are reportedly happy to go up to £10m to sign him.
The global TV sensation and Sky Atlantic darling Game of Thrones has, for the last few years, gone on tour in order to promote the upcoming seasons. Typically, these have been across the United States and select European locations, but left the UK in the cold - unusual given that it is largely filmed in Northern Ireland. That all changes year, however, because Sky have announced that they'll be bringing the Game of Thrones exhibition to the O2 in London from the 9 to the 12th of February and again from the 15th to the 17th.
Sky News Update: The broadcasting company are joining a group to promote Ultra HD Television within the United Kingdom, along with the BBC. The broadcasting and broadband provider company has become part of a group that aims to promote the uses and advantages of Ultra HD Television within the United Kingdom. This group has been compiled after the confusion experienced between consumers over the term HD Ready and therefore this group aims to make consumers more knowledgeable and have a better understanding of the latest technologies and what they are buying into.
Sky News Update: Sky get the first live ultra HD broadcast throughout the UK when the stream the Stoke City, West Ham football match to a select audience. “Is this the TV revolution that will succeed where 3D has failed? Is this the moment when, finally, it’s decisively found that watching a match on TV really is better than going to the event itself?
Sky news update: Sky and FreeSat have announced that the service UTV will now be available to all of their customers, on HD, through their set top boxes. As of the 4th of November this year customer of Sky and FreeSat will now be able to view their favourite television shows, such as Coronation Street, X Factor and Emmerdale in high definition through their existing set top boxes.
Sky news update: Sky News have launched a new campaign to recognise the efforts and lives of young people by rewarding them a day with their sporting hero. In a bid to acknowledge the lives of young people in the UK struggling with or who have recently over-come a life-threatening illness, Sky are using some of the influence they have in the sporting world to set up a meeting for children and their heroes.
Sky news update: The launch of a brand new show to Sky Atlantic demonstrates how co-production is taking off to offer customers entertaining new programmes. It has been announced that a brand new show will be gracing the television screens of the UK’s Sky customers: Penny Dreadful.
Sky news update: Following customer demands for new, original entertainment, Sky have announced the production and filming of four new dramas for Sky TV. The commissioned programmes look set to include a new medical drama that should be pumped full of action and vibrancy called ‘Critical’ and a psychological thriller crossed with period drama starring Billie Piper and Rory Kinnear titled ‘Penny Dreadful’ and following the life of an Irish immigrant in Victorian London escaping her past.
Sky news update: Sky have added more channels and more programmes to their On Demand service, Sky Go. In order to remain contemporary and relevant in a society that is gradually demanding more luxuries are available totally at convenience, Sky have developed their mobile television and On Demand services.
Sky news update: Sky is currently offering several different plans for their telephone service depending upon how much you use your phone. You must have Sky Rental Line prior to taking out any of the plans in order for them to work, more information can be found on Sky’s website. There are three main plans on offer right now: Sky Talk Weekends, Sky Talk Anytime UK and Sky Talk Anytime International.
Sky news update: In order to create a little more hype around and provide more information for the 2015 General Election, Sky will be televising debates. The idea is to televise three debates spaced two weeks apart during the weeks leading up to the 2015 General Election. David Cameron has recently been involved in a series of debates but he has questioned the timing of these televised debates.
Sky news update: Sky has released a wide range of new TV shows to add to their box set collection. Which they plan to expand further when possible. From the first of October 2013 onwards, a wide range of new programs will be added at intervals for Sky customers to view within the box set collection provide through Sky's service. Customers have the ability to pick exactly what they want to watch and when they watch it, this feature also applies to all box sets that Sky offer.
Sky news update: Sky and BT are currently both competing to secure the most TV and telephone subscribers they can. This will have an impact on the economy. Sky and BT are in an unending marketing battle to gain the most pay-TV sports subscribers and mobile company’s campaigns for 4G services. This battle is predicted to boost the UK and Ireland’s advertising market by over £12 billion this year. ZenithOptimedia are one of the biggest media buying agencies operating within the UK.
Sky news update: Sky Sports develop their sports coverage to include videos of goals embedded in Tweets, allowing almost-live viewing of the football games. Sky are considered the dominant presence on the sports coverage market as they have the exclusive rights to a large proportion of the matches that are played across a range of sports – football, cricket, rugby, athletics etc. There are very few sports that Sky Sports do not broadcast and one of their major recent acquisitions is F1.
Sky news update: Another update to Sky’s Now TV means they are now pushing to rival the internet based on demand TV programme and movie service Netflix. On demand has rapidly become an extremely large market as the world strives to remain as current as possible in the entertainment market as well as functioning normally and carrying out as busy lives as they choose to conduct. This has developed in line with the internet as it became clear that it could be used to transmit shows at individuals’ demands as opposed to being broadcast live.
Sky news update: Sky have recently announced that their service NOW will in the near future offer entertainment services such as Netflix and LoveFilm. Sky are one of the biggest operating firms within the UK. They offer a range of services such as broadband, telephony and pay-tv which is their biggest earner. They also own an online service called NOW TV. On Tuesday, 29th October 2013, Sky announced that they will be in the near future offering new entertainment services such as Netflix and Lovefilm on their NOW TV.
Sky news update: Last Sunday, 10th November 2013, Sky sports aired three games this Sunday including big teams like: Arsenal, Manchester United and Spurs. Tottenham Hotspurs took on Newcastle United in the early kick off at White Heart Lane. Sunderland then took on Manchester City at the Stadium of Light and finally in the late kick off Arsenal faced a challenging match at Old Trafford against Manchester United.
Sky news update: today, 14th November 2013, Sky have released their latest idea - Sky Broadband Shield. Customers will be able to filter internet searches. Sky have now launched their latest idea - Sky Broadband Shield. This is a brand new internet protection tool. The new tool will enable family friendly filters to be put in place so that each individual customer can choose which websites their family cannot access.
Sky news update: selected BE broadband customers have been receiving the first notifications from Sky, so they can decide if they would like to switch. These migration notifications explain that they have a month to decide whether or not they wish to stay with the company which has now been acquired by Sky or leave and join another provider. Early this year Sky bought O2's and BE Broadband’s fixed broadband and phone lines for a fee in excess of £180 million.
Sky news update: pressure on BT to reach a deal for sports coverage that will allow the companies to broadcast on the other’s platform has been increased. Since losing the bid for coverage of the Champions League to BT for £897million, BSkyB have been pushing to get BT to sign a wholesale deal that will mean Sky can make BT’s channels available to their viewers, and vice versa for BT.
Sky news update: Sky has recently, 1st December 2013, launched a specialized movie channel that will only show Christmas films until 2014. Sky has recently launched two new Sky Movies channels: Sky Movies Christmas and Sky Movies Christmas HD. The channel is designed to give Movies customers a non-stop stream of festive films until the start of the New Year.
Sky news update: Sky has made their Sky Store service, which rents and streams films, free to anybody with a sky account via YouView and Roku set top boxes. Sky have recently, 4th December 2013, opened their doors to non subscription customers so that anybody can now stream and rent films from online stores for as little as 99p. Non Sky subscribers will now be able to rent and stream films from other services other than Now TV, services such as YouView and Roku will now host the Sky store.
Sky news update: the Sky Go app for Android was announced back in November 2013, now in early December the app is finally available for download. Sky TV has recently, 4th December 2013, arrived on Android tablets. The highly anticipated Sky Go Tablet app finally arrived on the Google Play store; this means that anybody with an Android now has access to the app.
Sky news update: It has been discovered that Britons are paying more than most other nations for premium pay-TV packages at £66 per month. It has been discovered that Britons are paying more than most other nations for premium pay-TV packages.
Sky news update: The National Film and Television School, more commonly known as the NFTS, has recently collaborated with Sky to form a new partnership. The National Film and Television School, more commonly known as the NFTS, has recently collaborated with Sky to form a new partnership. This partnership will provide lucky students and/or members of the public with a 12 month diploma course which will focus around up and coming and current Digital Content and Formats.
Sky news update: At the start of this month, Sky launched their Sky Movies Christmas channel which exclusively shows back to back festive films. Many homes in Britain will be feeling slightly less in the Christmas spirit this year after Sky bought the television rights to air a total of thirty Christmas films. Millions of homes, which have limited access to only terrestrial television, will no longer be able to watch family Christmas films such as National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
Sky news update: Sky Sports F1 have recently secured ten exclusive races for next year’s season and have announced several special festive programmes. Sky announced today, 20th December 2013, that they have secure exclusive rights for multiple races in the 2014 Formula 1 season.
Genuine news websites have found themselves having to battle with Sky after the company’s default adult-content filters were found to be blocking them too. One company in particular, TorrentFreak have expressed their irritation at the filters that are applied to all Sky broadband services and the way they evaluate which sites are blocked.
It has been announced that Sky Deutschland are making it possible for customers to use a mini-pay service on the iPhone and iPod devices for buying content. Sky are notorious worldwide and Sky Deutschland is just one of the many branches of the company; all of the branches offer the same services. Sky are dedicated to delivering the most modern, innovative products for their customers and now Sky Deutschland has announced that their customers will be able to pay for the content they wish to view on their iPhones and iPods through the mini-pay application.
Sky news update: four mainstream F1 commentators are looking ahead to the 2014 season with a whole day dedicated to analysis and aired on Sky Sports News. Martin Brundle, Johnny Herbert, Anthony Davidson and Ted Kravitz are being assigned a two hour session each on Sky Sports News over the third Wednesday in January in order to look ahead to the 2014 F1 season.
In an attempt to bring in more customers to their pay-tv service, Sky have announced that they will be offering episodes of popular shows through YouTube. Thanks to the push they need to boost customers and bring in more viewers, Sky are making the move to offer free of charge episodes of some of their new, popular series in order to entice customers into subscribing.
BT Sport make a new bid to take the sports coverage crown from giants Sky as they make it clear that they will go head to head for cricket and golf coverage. Since winning the bid for coverage of the UEFA and Europa League matches, BT Sport have knocked Sky off their ‘exclusive, live rights’ podium.
Sky are looking to vastly increase the number of viewers and subscribers by commissioning more than 100 hours of new, fully-scripted drama and comedy shows. In order to attempt to inflate the current total of subscribers and viewers to Sky television, they have taken steps that do not involve sport – something of a rarity for the media conglomerate.
Team Sky have secured themselves a one-two finish at the Settimana Coppi e Bartali race in Italy as Peter Kennaugh secures first and Dario Cataldo second. Kennaugh featured as part of the Gold medal winning Team Pursuit team at the London 2012 Olympics and has now managed to secure the enviable sport of first place in the Settimana Coppi e Bartali.
When you think of Christmas, what comes to mind? Huge dinners with all the family? Opening fantastic presents? Seeing people you don't often see? For many of us, those are the things which evoke the memory of Christmas, but now it seems like there's something else which is bringing the families of Britain together on Christmas day, and that's Sky Movies. How do we know? Well, thanks to some recently released numbers from Sky regarding the watching habits of the nation over Christmas, we've got a much better idea of how we all spent our day in front of the TV.
Sky are to broadcast what they describe as 'unprecedented' coverage of the 2015 Super Bowl, including seven days of non-stop NFL programming on a single channel.
Football fans across England, rejoice! The Sky Bet transfer fund is back and it's ready to help your team of choice earn £250,000 in transfer money and £5000 to spend on yourself.
Sky have teamed up with Snapchat in order to launch quick news blasts to millions of young people up and down the country.
SES Astra, the company which runs the satellites Sky uses has launched a demo 4K TV channel, showcasing that 4K content can be beamed down to a TV set using the exact same satellites that Sky are currently using.
Julia Davis' hit comedy Hunderby will be returning for a Christmas special, discover all about it here.
Good news for Sky today, as the company have been named the News Channel of the year at the annual Royal Television Society Awards, having seen off immense competition from the likes of CNN and BBC News, two of the biggest and most respected news organisations in the world. This victory marks the ninth time Sky have returned from the awards ceremony victorious in their category, breaking all records and truly giving Sky something worthwhile to crow about.
News coming in today that Sky have lost a court battle with a company known as TCYK LLC and will be supplying the company with the personal details of its broadband customers in order for the latter company to seek prosecution over people who pirated films which the rights belong to TCYK LLC.
Ofcom are set to launch yet another large scale review into the state of UK communications media. Find out what that means to Sky here
Sky have released their latest firmware update for Sky+ HD boxes, and it's all about helping you enjoy TV more.
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