Jeremy Darroch

Cinemax copro among new Sky originals

UK pay TV service Sky is working up a London-set gangster thriller as a coproduction with US premium network Cinemax. Gangs of London (WT) is one of a number of new shows Sky unveiled at an event in the UK last night, with the others including the Lenny James-penned Save Me and Benedict Cumberbatch-fronted Patrick […]

Game of Thrones leads to record Sky audience

Sky recorded record entertainment audiences in its fiscal first quarter and grew its customer numbers by 51% year-on-year, helped by the launch of season seven of Game of Thrones. Announcing group results for the three months ending September 30, Sky said that it added 160,000 new customers – 90,000 in Germany and Austria, and 70,000 […]

Sky confirms Sky España OTT plans

Sky has confirmed plans to launch a “simple and affordable” over-the-top service in Spain, marking the pay TV operator’s first steps into the Spanish market. Announcing the move in the company’s latest quarterly earnings report, Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch (pictured) said that the service – which will be branded Sky España – will go live […]

Football costs weigh on Sky profits

Sky saw its operating profit fall by 11% to £1.013 billion (US$1.3 billion) in the first nine months of its current financial year as the increased cost of Premier League football rights took its toll. The pay TV giant nevertheless saw revenue grow by 11% to £9.6 billion in the same period. Operationally, Sky grew […]

Sky, HBO in $250m high-end drama deal

Leading pay TV players Sky and HBO are joining forces to create a development slate of high-end dramas that will be worth around US$250 million. The pair will aim to develop and co-commission “high-end productions that feature engaging stories with international points of view and casting”. A panel of execs from both companies will greenlight […]

Sky-Discovery battle extends to Germany

Sky and Discovery are locked in carriage talks over the latter’s channels in Germany, with its local nets going dark early next week unless the pair can reach a last-minute deal. The situation is running in tandem to that in the UK, where a war of words broke out between the channels giant and pay TV […]

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 to offer pay TV without a dish

Sky has unveiled plans to launch Sky TV over broadband in the UK, marking the first time it will offer its full television offering without the need for a satellite dish. Sky said its advanced Sky Q service will be available over IP, via a set-top box, from next year, opening up the service to […]

Sky accepts Fox takeover terms

European satellite pay TV business Sky has accepted the £11.7 billion (US$14.6 billion) takeover offer from its lead shareholder 21st Century Fox amid controversy over the price and transparency of the deal. The agreement values Sky shares at £10.75 each – they are currently trading at £9.85 on the London Stock Market – and the […]

Sky reports gains despite ‘slow start’

Sky reported like-for-like revenue growth and the addition of more than 100,000 new customers, despite a “slower start” to its fiscal first quarter. Announcing results for the three months ending September 30, Sky said that it goes into Q2 with “good momentum” after a stronger September offset a quieter start to Q1 trading – due […]

1 2 3 5