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Comcast is Buying Fox’s Existing Stake in Sky for $15 Billion

For years Rupert Murdoch and Fox have been working on trying to buy out the remaining 61 per cent of Sky that the law said couldn't be bought. Recently the law and regulators decided it was just dandy for Murdoch to try his hand at a full takeover, only for Comcast to swoop in with a better offer that inevitably led to Sky shareholders deciding the US cable giant was the way to go. Now, Fox and its new overlords Disney have agreed to sell the remaining 39 per cent of Sky to Comcast for the princely sum of $15 billion. Read More >>

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Watch Sky Sports On Your Phone For Just £6 a Month With Now TV

Now TV, the streaming service operated by Sky, has just announced a new monthly pass: Sky Sports Mobile. Priced at £5.99 a month, it gives subscribers access to four Sky Sports channels on their mobile device. Read More >>

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Netflix is Finally Coming to Sky Q As Part of ‘Ultimate On Demand’

We originally reported that a partnership between Netflix and Sky was on the way back in March, but nothing has really happened since then. The launch is finally just around the corner though – Sky Q customers will soon be able to subscribe to an 'Ultimate On Demand' service, which features Sky's existing catch-up and box set services alongside Netflix, in one seamless package. Read More >>

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Pay For Sky TV and Spotify Premium Together If You Have Sky Q

Is your Sky TV bill too small? Do you want to add more itemised purchases to it? Now you can! Earlier in the year, Sky added the music streaming service Spotify to Sky Q. And now customers who subscribe to Spotify Premium can pay for that right in their Sky bill, with no need for two separate subscriptions. Read More >>

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Channel 4 Will Show One (1) Live F1 Race Next Year

The pay TV giants at Sky have thrown a little bone to terrestrial broadcaster Channel 4, with a content swap deal seeing some C4 productions head to Sky to be shown as box set collections -- in return for Channel 4 being allowed to show one F1 race in full, live, in 2019. Read More >>

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Now TV Would Like You to Watch Football, so its Discounted the 10 Month Sports Pass

I don't pay attention to football if I can help it, so being told that the new season is upon us is news to me. The people who care probably already know that, but what you don't already know is that Sky is willing to go to great lengths to have you hand over your money to watch sportball games on one of its own platforms. That's why the Now TV 10 month sports pass has had a 45 per cent price cut. Read More >>

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Sky’s Using Analytics Data To Work Out Which Pirate Sites to Block

Sky, like other internet providers, has an obligation to block piracy-enabling sites for a variety of reasons - be they court orders or injunctions handed down by the Premier League. Being a broadcaster, with a particular interest in getting people to pay for their sports, it's hard to imagine Sky would have any objection to this, but it's not always an easy task. So it's turning to analytics data to stay on top of things. Read More >>

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People Complain Most About TalkTalk and Least About Sky When It Comes to Broadband and Landlines

As British people, we like to complain about stuff. And today, Ofcom has released a set of data showing exactly what we do – and don't – complain about, at least in terms of telecoms and television services. Read More >>

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Now TV’s Latest Sports Pass Lets You Watch Men Hit Tiny Balls With Sticks

If you want to watch lots of sport, but don't want to shell out for Sky TV, the only real (legal) option is to go for Now TV and its sports passes. Those can be quite expensive if you buy them repeatedly, but if you're a golf fan you're in luck, because Sky has launched a Golf-centric pass so you can watch golf all summer long for a fraction of the cost. Read More >>

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Sky Celebrates the Royal Wedding With Discounted Sky Q and a Half Price LG TV

Whenever there's an excuse for companies to peddle extra stuff you didn't think you wanted, they will. Whether it's Star Wars day, Valentine's Day, or because a member of the Royal Family is getting married. That's exactly what Sky is doing anyway, trying to flog subscriptions to Sky Q using the Royal Wedding as an excuse. Read More >>

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Sky Will Celebrate the Royal Wedding by Broadcasting it in 4K With Sky Q

If you want to watch TV on 19th May, your options for watching anything other than a man and woman getting married are dwindling quite quickly. Sky has just announced that it too will be joining in the Royal Wedding celebrations, by revealing it will be broadcasting the entire thing live and in 4K UHD resolution. Read More >>

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Sky Mobile is Bringing Data Rollover to Tablet Tariffs, But No iPads Yet

For people who don't have unlimited data plans, which let's be honest is the vast majority of you, it can be frustrating to pay for a set amount of data each month and not end up using it all. Until the networks stop being stingy and start offering unlimited deals again, data rollover perks are the best way to make sure you get the most out of your money. Sky Mobile has bet a lot on offering rollover on its smartphone tariffs, and now it's bringing it to tablet deals. Read More >>

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Netflix is on its Way to Sky Subscribers

A high power meeting of people who put television in the faces of the world has resolved one of the biggest content delivery woes of our times -- how to get Netflix on Sky. Soon it will happen. A deal has been done to allow a Netflix app to run on the satellite broadcaster's Sky Q boxes, bringing the online service's delights to the UK's masses. Read More >>

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US Cable Giant Comcast Outbids Fox’s Offer to Buy Sky

We already know that Murdoch-owned Fox made a deal to buy out the 61% of Sky it doesn't already own has long been in the works, but today a rival bid has landed on the table. Comcast, the largest cable TV provider in the US, has made an offer to beat Murdoch's. Read More >>

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Spotify and Extra Voice Functionality and HDR Are Coming to Sky Q

Sky has just announced the next round of updates that will be appearing on your fancy Sky Q boxes at some point this spring. Heading the latest changes is support for Spotify, as well as extra personalisation options, additional voice functionality, a new interface and an all-new kid's mode. Read More >>