Telecom Italia and Sky boast quadplay first

Telecom Italia (TI) struck a five-year deal with Sky Italia to share assets and distribute the satellite broadcaster’s content to fixed and mobile devices over TI’s infrastructure, so paving the way for what both companies claim is the first quadplay …

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Quadplay kicks football rights to record £5B

The price for domestic live broadcasting rights of UK Premier League football — an important part of quadplay packages — reached new peaks. The league closed the sale for seven packages of rights covering the three seasons from 2016/17 to …

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Sky strikes O2 wholesale deal as quadplay battle escalates

Satellite TV broadcaster Sky has struck a multi-year deal in the UK to gain wholesale access to 2G, 3G and 4G services over Telefonica O2’s network. It plans to launch its first mobile service in 2016. The deal, which has …

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Sky strikes O2 wholesale deal as quadplay battle escalates

Satellite TV broadcaster Sky has struck a multi-year deal in the UK to gain wholesale access to 2G, 3G and 4G services over Telefonica O2’s network. It plans to launch its first mobile service in 2016. The deal, which has …

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Sky in wholesale access talks with O2 — report

Pay TV provider Sky is reportedly in talks with Telefonica to buy access to its O2 mobile network in the UK. Sources told Bloomberg that the broadcaster has also discussed a similar deal with Vodafone as it looks to position …

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Sky hires adviser in wake of BT’s move — report

Satellite TV broadcaster Sky is taking advice from investment bank Lazard about its options in the wake of BT’s talks with EE and O2 — a sign of how UK mobile industry M&A threatens to impact other sectors. According to …

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Sky shores up Italian, German holdings with £5bn pay TV blowout

UK-based media empire BSkyB created a multinational pay TV business on Friday with the £4.9bn acquisition of Sky Italia and a 57.4 per cent stake in Sky Deutschland. The move puts Sky in a leading position in the pay TV market in the UK, Italy and Germany.

Sky and TalkTalk partner on FTTP rollout in York

UK fixed line players Sky and TalkTalk have created a joint venture to deliver fibre to the premises across the city of York. The firms have taken equal shares in the JV, along with fibre infrastructure provider CityFibre, to build a nationwide FTTP network promising broadband speeds of up to 1Gbps to businesses and homes in the city.