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Sky and Disney today announced a new multi-year deal, making Disney+ available for purchase in the UK and Ireland on Sky Q, to be followed by NOW TV in the coming months. Customers will be able to watch great new shows like The Mandalorian and High School Musical; The Musical, The Series; The World According to Jeff Goldblum and more.

As the deal includes the first-pay window for 20th Century titles , Sky Cinema customers

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  • Exciting new range of flexible TV packages offer customers the freedom to choose the TV shows, films and sport they want, when they want – with the flexibility to change their package every month

  • Customers can watch Sky Atlantic, hundreds of box sets, the latest must-see movies and live sporting action on Sky Sports all from NOW TV, BT Sport in 4K, Amazon Prime Video and Netflix in 4K – all in one place; one

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More commissions, more original series, more investment and a world-leading commitment to the environment. Sky today set out its stall for 2020.

The news was unveiled Feb. 12 at Sky’s “Up Next” showcase event, where the broadcaster shared exclusive previews of brand-new shows due to air this year, with over 25 talent on stage including David Schwimmer, Nick Mohammed, Maisie Williams, Billie Piper, Dynamo, Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan.

80 original series will hit Sky

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1980

My uncle’s house in Peterborough. 4 adults, 7 children, 1 baby. A weekend of watching Indian movies on VCR late into the night. The video recorder was hired. The remote control was wired, connected by a two metre cord to the machine. Delicious midnight feasts: samosas, bhajis, chutneys, curry, real Coca Cola (not diet). Pretending to be asleep on the sofa afterwards just so I could stay downstairs for longer.

1995

My first real

Released today, a new global report from Grabyo has found video audiences are watching on social media and online streaming services more often than pay-TV services in all major markets except the UK.

The report surveyed over 9,600 people across the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Australia, and the United States.

The majority of consumers still watch video most regularly on free-to-air TV, with social media viewing coming in second. The global video market is

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CANAL+ Group has announced the acquisition of M7, one of the largest independent pay-TV companies in Europe operating in Benelux and Central Europe. M7 is owned by Astorg, a leading European private equity firm. This acquisition is subject to the European Commission’s approval.

M7 is an aggregator and distributor of local and international channels via satellite and OTT platforms. It has developed a presence in the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania

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The top 10 service providers in the United States collectively lost over one-and-a-quarter million television subscribers in the first quarter of 2019, as reported by the informitv Multiscreen Index.

AT&T moved to the top of the table, with 22.36 million premium television subscribers in the United States, as it now combines the results for DIRECTV and AT&T U-verse. It also sustained the greatest subscriber losses, shedding 544,000 premium customers, and a further 89,000 from

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Tata Sky, India’s leading content distribution platform, has introduced a new feature that enables personalized content recommendation on Tata Sky Mobile App (iOS/Android) and Watch.tatasky.com. Tata Sky is using personalized content discovery and recommendations from ThinkAnalytics™.

Tata Sky chose the ThinkAnalytics solution to enable an experience where users can quickly and easily find content online and on mobile devices, boosting overall viewer engagement. The experience is personalized through the use of ThinkAnalytics’ AI

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