Sky posts solid earnings growth as it rolls out new tech
Jan 26, 2018, 01:22
For the six months ended December 31, 2017, Sky posted a 5-percent increase in revenue to £6.7 billion ($9.5 billion). The rise of BT Sport has also hit Sky's traditional dominance in the world of sport.
The number of Sky retail customers in the United Kingdom and Ireland rose by 255,000 to 12.9 million, while Sky added 365,000 new customers to bring the total to 22.9 million.
Fox's offer for the 61 per cent of Sky it doesn't already own is 1,075 pence a share.
An initial report from the competition watchdog earlier in the week found the merger of 21st Century Fox and Sky in its current form would result in the Murdoch family having too much influence over public opinion and news providers in the UK.
That last point is a clue; you'll surely need to have fibre broadband in order to get Sky without a dish, and we know that will be a definite for 4K content.
Sky plans to make all its channels and content available online, meaning customers will no longer need a satellite dish on their property. In content, our focus on high-quality, differentiated local programming to complement what we acquire through our partners is working well. It will launch first in Italy before taking it to Austria and then across other "key markets".
The satellite-company, which operates in Italy, Germany and Austria as well as Britain and Ireland, said it would pay an interim dividend of 13.06 pence a share, on top of a special dividend of 10 pence, which UBS analysts said was a positive surprise.
"Despite households in all our territories facing continued pressure on discretionary spending, our customers and prospective customers value their on-screen entertainment highly", said Sky, which counts live Premier League football, blockbuster movies and 24-hour rolling news among its offering.
He said there would be more than 50 Sky "originals" during the next year, with highlights in coming months including the drama Patrick Melrose, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Holliday Grainger and Jessica Raine; Save Me, starring Suranne Jones and Lennie James; and Catherine the Great, starring Dame Helen Mirren. Instead he said that the regulatory process is being "predominantly led" by 21st Century Fox.
The below-quota rate goes down to 18 percent and 16 percent in the second and third years, respectively. The tariff also allows 2.5 gigawatts of unassembled solar cells to be imported tariff-free each year.
Communication between the United States and Turkey has continued over Syria, despite the countries' differences. Both the USA and Turkey might support an autonomous YPG enclave as long as it is not affiliated with the PKK.
At that time, they had opted to develop the games for consoles that were in conception including Xbox One X and PlayStation 4. Capcom has released details concerning the Day One update for Monster Hunter: World .
The bus slid over a mailbox as it turned perpendicular to the street, only coming to a halt when it his a small auto . Paul Public Schools failed to dismiss students early , and some buses were stuck on the roads until 11 p.m.at night.
The storm system will swirl away from Colorado overnight and the snow will end across the eastern plains after midnight. Anyone who must travel on Monday is encouraged to use extreme caution and give themselves plenty of extra time.
Instead of craving for mind by reading those heavy pages, you can now listen to your favorite story with the help of audiobooks. Just like the ebooks , the audiobooks will be available à la carte with no subscription service like on Audible.
He should be supported by a midfield duo of N'Golo Kante and Tiemoue Bakayoko, who will add some mettle to their lineup. The Blues are now unbeaten since 9 December but Conte is expecting a tough test against Arsenal .
Masekela returned to South Africa in 1990 after Mandela was freed and the African National Congress party was unbanned. Simon said: " Hugh Masekela taught me more about South African culture and politics than anyone I ever met".
Additionally, Apple has also released macOS High Sierra version 10.13.3 that focuses on security, stability, and bug fixes. The release notes are below, and you can review the relevant security updates at Apple's support website, as well.
Acer's new Chromebooks begin at $279
Acer has announced a new version of the Spin 11 Chromebook for 2018 that can run Android apps and be used in four different modes. It also features two USB 3.1 Type-C ports, two USB 3.0 ports, a microSD card reader, and 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity.
A man bit an iPhone battery in China-and it exploded
The timestamp on the CCTV camera that was recording as the man bites an iPhone battery places the event on Friday, January 19. By way of apology, the tech giant offered to lower the cost of replacing an iPhone battery from $79 to $29.