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Hot Off the Press Release: Full Stream Ahead for Sky

Sky reports big surge in streaming customers and the addition of BBC children’s channel CBeebies in its latest annual report — but is forsaking a final dividend to shareholders to focus on growth with a strategy that targets streaming rather than adding satellite or hybrid customers. Sky’s also appointed a new chair, Philip Bowman, who […]

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Critical Condition: The ABC Murders

The ABC Murders | SoHo, 9.30 Wednesday ☆☆☆☆ “The British screenwriter Sarah Phelps has been taking liberties with Agatha Christie’s mystery tales, on behalf of the Christie estate and the BBC, for a while now … The ABC Murders is Phelps’s most thorough teardown yet, and this time she’s so suffocatingly revisionist that what’s left isn’t […]

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New to Sky Box Sets in September

Sky Box Sets will screen an unusual number of channel premieres in September, including Mayans M.C., Barry, Sally4Ever, A Million Little Things, The Knick and season four of Ballers. It’s also re-running all four seasons of Power ahead of its fifth-season premiere in October. Screening in order of their nightly rotations will be: Mayans M.C. S1 I’m […]

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Critical Condition: Years and Years

Years and Years | SoHo, 8.30 Monday/Neon ☆☆☆☆ “Following one family, the Lyons, from 2019 until 2031 – through, among other things, the rise of populism and the inching encroachment of tech – it is half sci-fi dystopia, half kitchen-sink drama, and does both with equal verve. It hums with urgent and unsettling realism, and […]

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New to Neon in September

Sky continues to invest in premium content for Neon, with the streaming platform next month offering three exclusive premieres and getting the jump on four SoHo properties. It also will stream the latest seasons of SoHo staples Mayans M.C. and The Deuce day-and-date with the linear channel. PEN15 (from September 7) is an Emmy-nominated comedy about […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Sky Expands Rugby Streaming

Sky is tackling the competition from Spark Sport by flexing its rugby streaming muscle with the $62 million acquisition of the world’s biggest online rugby network. Here’s the press release in full: SKY NEW OWNER OF GLOBAL STREAMING APP RUGBYPASS Sky is expanding its reach into the global rugby market with the acquisition of RugbyPass, […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Spidercam Comes to Sky Sport

Sky is setting up a dedicated Spidercam channel for ground-breaking coverage of this weekend’s All Blacks and Black Ferns games. Here’s the full press release: THE AMAZING SPIDERCAM – A NEW WAY TO WATCH THE GAME Sky Sport is excited to announce that it will be offering rugby fans an alternative, gravity-defying way to watch […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Vibe Joins Sky Go

Sky today announced it had added entertainment channel Vibe to its expanded Sky Go service — but no word yet on when Sky Go might go HD. Despite HD additions like Vibe, Sky Go remains SD-only. “We hope for that to change in the future,” a Sky spokeswoman says — but there doesn’t seem to […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Sky Bonuses for Rugby Tests

As of this Saturday’s Black Ferns-Wallaroos game, Sky will offer captioning and the rex commentary on key rugby matches. Here’s the full press release: SKY SPORT TO DELIVER MORE INCLUSIVE VIEWING FEATURES FOR 2019 RUGBY TESTS  Two special features have been introduced to the Sky Sport rugby line-up for key international matches in 2019: captioning […]

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Rialto Channel Next to Go HD?

Sky isn’t commenting on which of its channels will be the next to go HD but expect Rialto to make the overdue upgrade as part of its 20th anniversary celebration. It’s likely a date will be announced for the transition at tonight’s birthday party for the channel in Auckland. The HD overhaul will be the […]

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