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#BSkyB Partners with Whistle Sports in Push to Capture Young Audiences (Variety)

Look at the fancy new NOW TV boxes you can get in time for #Christmas (Pocket-lint)

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Sky has unveiled its Christmas present this year, and there’s more than one. The Now TV services can be streamed to your TV from your own personalised Now TV box, with five to choose from.

The special edition Now TV boxes will still be only… [Read more on Pocket-lint]

#BSkyB Backs Online Video Startup Pluto.TV (The Hollywood Reporter)

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The U.K. pay TV giant has been growing its digital investment portfolio

BSkyB continues to boost its investment portfolio.

The U.K. pay TV giant has invested $500,000 into online video startup Pluto.TV, the companies announced announced Monday. The partnership with Pluto.TV — which programs online content into TV-like channels that can be watched at any time — builds on Sky’s effort to invest in U.S. startups. Previous investments include… [Read more on The Hollywood Reporter]

Roku targets pay TV operators with ‘powered’ programme (Digital TV Europe)

Sky’s Roku-powered Now TV box
Sky’s Roku-powered Now TV box

Web streaming device maker Roku is looking to expand its international reach with the launch of its Roku Powered programme – aimed at pay TV service providers outside the US.

The scheme will see Roku license the technology that… [Read more on Digital TV Europe]

Now TV arrives on the Xbox One as Sky Go becomes pay service (The Inquirer)

UK BROADCASTER Sky has announced that Now TV has arrived on the Xbox One, just a week after it released a version for the Playstation 4 (PS4).

Despite promising that Now TV would be coming to the Xbox One in “weeks”, Sky has released it just six days after the release of its PS4 version… [Read more on The Inquirer]

NOW TV launches £10.99 Sky Sports Week Pass, but for limited time only (USwitch)

Consumers can now buy a one-month Sky Sports pass on NOW TV.

NOW TV has launched a special offer, giving consumers the chance to buy a Sky Sports Week Pass for just £10.99.

Available from Thursday August 14th for a limited time only, the pass will allow users to… [Read more on USwitch]

Sky smartens up digital TV Guide (IP&TV News)

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Sky+ has today introduced a host of new features and updates to its Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

The updates include the launch of a brand new recommendations engine. The new feature provides suggestions of TV shows and movies that a customer might enjoy based on recent recordings and… [Read more on IP&TV News]

Snap acquires Denobi, BSkyB’s €6.1bn bid for Sky Europe (SiliconRepublic)

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A digest of the top business technology news stories from the past week, beginning with the news Snap Ireland is expanding its digital marketing services through the… [Read more on SiliconRepublic]

Murdoch’s BSkyB Ups Stake in Virtual Reality Company Jaunt (Variety)

BSkyB va créer “Sky Europe”, un géant européen de la télévision payante (Le Parisien)

Le logo de BSkyB devant le siège de l'entreprise à Londres, le 3 mars 2011 | Ben Stansall
Le logo de BSkyB devant le siège de l’entreprise à Londres, le 3 mars 2011 | Ben Stansall

Le groupe britannique de télévision BSkyB va racheter les parts de 21st Century Fox, la société de Rupert Murdoch, dans les bouquets Sky Italia et Sky Deutschland afin de… [Lire la suite sur Le Parisien]

Rupert Murdoch’s BSkyB to Merge with German and Italian Sister Companies to Create Pay TV Giant (Variety)

BSkyB Confirms Talks with 21st Century Fox over European Pay TV Merger (Variety)

CANNES — U.K. satcaster BSkyB has confirmed reports that it is looking to acquire 21st Century Fox’s stakes in pay TV operators Sky Deutschland in Germany and Sky Italia in Italy.

The company said in a statement Monday, “BSkyB believes at the right value, this combination would have the potential to create a world-class multinational pay TV group.”

It added that discussions had not progressed beyond a preliminary stage, and there was “no certainty that a transaction will occur.”

With regards to Sky Deutschland, BSkyB would look to acquire 21st Century Fox’s 57% stake in the company. As a consequence BSkyB would… [Read more on Variety]

Sky reportedly planning overhaul with cloud recording and multi-device access (TechRadar)

Project Ethan could counter the IPTV specialists

Project Ethan to roll out within two years?

BSkyB is planning to revamp its subscription offering in order to counter the threat from internet connected platforms.

According to a report in the Telegraph, the initiative entitled Project Ethan, will see the company introduce cloud-based Sky+ recordings, rather than relying on local hard drives to store programmes.

The cloud service,… [Read more on TechRadar]

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