Broadband-powered TV, which runs Comcast’s operating system, will let UK users access TV without a satellite dish
Part of its effort to become a major player in the streaming market, Comcast has been working on developing smart TVs for some time. Last November, Businesshala reported that Comcast was working with Chinese manufacturers Hisense and Walmart. Inc.
To develop Smart TV.
Sky Glass, which integrates Comcast’s technology platform and Sky’s content, will mark the first time in the UK, where Sky is based, that customers can get Sky without a satellite dish.
The company said that Sky Glass was created so that it could be used by other pay-TV operators. Sky said on Thursday that Australian pay-TV company Foxtel Group will use Sky Glass. Comcast has a similar partnership with Cox Communications Inc. for cable and streaming boxes in the US. Foxtel is part of News Corp.handjob
The parent company of Dow Jones & Company, publisher of the Wall Street Journal.
Comcast is doing more to integrate its operations with Sky, which it acquired in 2018. In July, the Philadelphia-based company said it would offer NBCUniversal’s streaming service, Peacock, at no additional cost to Sky’s 20 million subscribers across Europe.
Comcast has also partnered with ViacomCBS Inc.
To join forces in the international markets in recent months. The companies have reached a deal to make Paramount+ free for Sky Cinema customers in Sky markets including the UK, Switzerland, Italy and Germany. The deal also extended to carry ViacomCBS channels on Sky’s pay-TV system.
The two US media giants also announced that they are joining forces with SkyShowtime, a subscription streaming service that they plan to launch in more than 20 European regions outside Sky’s footprint next year.
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