Sky Call Up Skype on Trademark Dispute

Wayne Beynon | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Tech
Wayne Beynon

Earlier this month the European General Court upheld a ruling in Sky's favour, deeming that Sky and Skype's respective brand names sounded too similar and may lead to 'customer confusion'. This is the latest in a 10 year legal battle over Skype's right to have the word 'Sky' within their name.

Why Do We Need Women's Only Sport Awards?

Sarah-Jane Mee | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Sport
Sarah-Jane Mee

Whilst I'm not a fan of positive discrimination, women's sport needs a platform to highlight its achievements and to encourage change. The recipients of next week's awards are the trailblazers that will get us there. Maybe in the future we won't need women's only sport awards, but right now without it some of

(VIDEO) UK's BSkyB Investing in U.S. Digital Media and AdTech

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK
Andy Plesser

SAN FRANCISCO -- Earlier this year, UK satellite TV and telco giant BSkyB set up an outpost in Silicon Valley, hoping to invest in technology compani...

(VIDEO) No More Ratecards? Sky's West On Addressable Ad Pricing

Andy Plesser | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK
Andy Plesser

LONDON -- If every TV ad campaign can be individually targeted, what good is fixed ad pricing anymore? UK satellite and telco provider BSkyB, which th...

(VIDEO) UK's Sky Aims For Multi-Platform Sequential Advertising

Andy Plesser | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK
Andy Plesser

LONDON -- Don't expect TV advertising to die a death any time soon - but get set for online ad techniques to take the medium to new heights. That's t...

Should We Be Thinking Outside the Box?

Paul Marshall | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

The only dilemma is that this time never comes. As the unwatched programmes you've saved gradually mount up, you realise that you only have 5% of space left. This leaves you with the excruciating predicament of what to delete.

(VIDEO) UK's BSkyB Sees A Third Of Subscribers Watch Mobile

Andy Plesser | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK
Andy Plesser

The UK may not have a joint "TV Everywhere" initiative like that in the US - but subscription satellite TV and broadband operator  BSkyB is seeing mo...

Murdoch Eyes European Domination In Pay TV Talks

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK

Broadcaster BSkyB is in talks over a deal that will expand its pay TV empire in Europe through the acquisition of Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia. B...

Murdoch and Media Power - Déjà Vu All Over Again?

Professor Steven Barnett | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics
Professor Steven Barnett

Apart from the news plurality issue, a new takeover bid would raise other issues.... A wholly owned Sky will give Murdoch more leverage for cross-promotion across his empire, thereby entrenching his competitive advantage and further reducing the number of alternative voices.

BT Sports Muscle in on Sky and Murdoch's Monopoly

Sam Long | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport
Sam Long

Currently I'm a Virgin man, so BT is beamed in at no extra cost to the deal I'm on - but if BT declare they are cutting the chord to Europe's top competition, then I would reconsider jumping ship to the new kid on the block. Maybe. Sorry Mr. Branson - I don't owe you anything.

The UK Film and TV Industry Is Booming and It's Largely Down to Two Women

Matt J Gallagher | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Matt J Gallagher

We've got a booming film and TV industry thanks to these two incredible and inspiring female role models, yet we make it so hard for women to return to work after having a child. Surely it is time for broadcaster and filmmakers to think again?

Adverts Can Now Be Beamed Into Your Brain Through Train Windows

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Tech

Sky Deutschland is experimenting with adverts that can be directed directly into your brain - through the rumbling of a train window. The broadcast...

Father And Daughter 'Died In Favourite Place, On A Gloriously Sunny Day'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK

A father of four who was killed in a speedboat accident along with his eight-year-old daughter was an "extremely loving father, husband, son and broth...

Why I Chose Learning on the Job Over Life in the Library

Priscilla Ossai | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Priscilla Ossai

Just a year ago I was a Year 13 prefect studying ICT, French & Business; now my title is Apprentice Software Developer at Sky! For anyone unsure of where their career will take them, you'll be amazed at what can change in twelve months!

Sky Buys O2 Broadband For £180 Million

PA | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Tech

Sky is to become the UK's second-largest broadband provider after agreeing a deal today to buy rival O2's half a million customer accounts. The sat...

Why Doctor Who in 3D Still Isn't Enough for Me to Invest in 3D TV

Dr Keith M. Johnston | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Dr Keith M. Johnston

The news that Doctor Who's 50th anniversary special would be broadcast in 3D should, given my interest in 3D media and my long-term fandom of the Doctor and his TARDIS, be the final tipping point that pushes me over the edge into investing in a new 3D TV.

Charlie Thomas

Stellar Sporting Calendar Provides Boost For BSkyB | Charlie Thomas | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK

BSkyB has seen revenue, profits and subscriptions all rise in the past six months, helping the company to maintain good growth in a tough consumer mar...

David And Goliath

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Students are celebrating a victory over broadcasting giant Sky after boycotting their television subscriptions in protest at the company's "divide and...

James Murdoch: Time to Go

Matthew Butcher | Posted 29.12.2012 | UK
Matthew Butcher

It's probably fair to say that the re-election of James Murdoch onto the board of BSkyB doesn't seem like the biggest scandal facing the media at the moment. With the shocking allegations of abuse at the BBC and the issuing of 'privacy claims' over alleged hacking at the Daily Mirror, the fact that Murdoch remains as a director of one of Britain's biggest companies could easily have gone unnoticed.

West London TV Revolution Threatens to Change Everything

Colin Morrison | Posted 01.12.2012 | UK
Colin Morrison

Television networks across the world can't decide whether the internet represents more of an opportunity than a threat. Most broadcasters recognise the upside potential of the web. That's why they are playing with it.

Sky Hangs On To Broadcasting Licence

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.09.2012 | UK

Former Sky chairman James Murdoch was spared no criticism over his handling of the phone hacking scandal as Ofcom ruled the company could keep their b...

BT Buys Premiership Rugby TV Rights To Step Up Pressure On BSkyB

Posted 12.09.2012 | UK Sport

BT has stepped up its battle against BSkyB by adding Premiership rugby to top flight football on its forthcoming sports channel. In one of the bigg...

Sky Launches 'Now TV' Streaming Rival To Netflix And LoveFilm

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.07.2012 | UK Tech

Sky has announced its long-awaited streaming TV competitor to Netflix and LoveFilm. Now TV will launch on Tuesday, offering on-demand movies and, l...

Who Paid £500,000 For Sun Cover Ad?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK

For the first time in its history, The Sun newspaper issued a cover wrap advert on Friday, featuring a range of sports stars to promote a summer of Br...

Did Murdoch 'Forget He Was Under Oath' At Leveson, Asks Former Editor

Posted 10.07.2012 | UK

A former newspaper editor has recalled an incident which "undermined" the accuracy of evidence media tycoon Rupert Murdoch gave to an inquiry into jou...