Sky News archive

  • Yahoo signs deal with Sky News to broadcast feed online
    Online

    Yahoo signs deal with Sky News to broadcast feed online

    By 13 June 2013

    Yahoo's continued bank balance blowout now involves Sky News. Following the $1.1 billion purchase of Tumblr, the Flickr buyout and the GhostBird iOS developer purchase, Yahoo is now to begin broadcasting Sky News footage live online during breaking news...

  • Sky News app for iPhone revamped and reloaded
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    Sky News app for iPhone revamped and reloaded

    By 13 March 2012

    The Sky News app for iPhone has been tweaked to be more in-line with its popular iPad brethren. Version 2 of Sky News for iPhone includes bespoke coverage - ie, specially selected picture galleries, interactive images, graphs and timelines all designed...

  • Sky News iPad app paywall goes up, now £4.99 a month for non-Sky subscribers
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    Sky News iPad app paywall goes up, now £4.99 a month for non-Sky subscribers

    By 2 September 2011

    The Sky News iPad app has been so successful that Sky has now decided to cut the free trial; as it said it would when it launched earlier in the year, forcing the 500,000 who’ve downloaded the app to either sign up or miss out. "I believe we've created...

  • Best iPad 2 apps
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    Best iPad 2 apps

    By 6 May 2011

    So you've got an iPad 2, and now you need to fill it with lovely iPad apps. But with 65,000 apps available just for the iPad what are the best ones to get and are there any that take advantage of the new features of the iPad 2.  We've scoured the massive...

  • Sky News chief talks up historic iPad era
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    Sky News chief talks up historic iPad era

    By 17 March 2011

    Let it never be said that Sky doesn't like to hype the crap out of everything that it does. And when it's not talking up Wigan vs Blackpool on Super Sunday as if it's El Clásico, it's talking about how its Sky News iPad app, and the tablet era, is "a...

  • Sky News iPad app has premium plans
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    Sky News iPad app has premium plans

    By 17 March 2011

    Sky News boss John Ryley has confirmed that the new Sky News iPad app wouldn't remain free for non Sky customers forever, and that a monthly fee would be introduced at "some point" this year. Speaking at the Millbank Tower in Central London at the launch...

  • Sky News for iPad hands-on
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    Sky News for iPad hands-on

    By 16 March 2011

    Sky News has launched a dedicated iPad app that will let you get the most of the 24 hour news channel when you are away from a TV. Open up the free app and you’ll notice that it looks very different from your average catch up news broadcasting app with...

  • Sky News broadcasting from Sony Bravia
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    Sky News broadcasting from Sony Bravia

    By 7 December 2010

    Sony has announced that it is to offer 24 hour coverage from Sky News across its Bravia range, via an app on its web-connected line-up. The on demand service will be available on all internet-enabled Bravia devices, including Blu-ray players, Blu-ray...

  • Sky News gets shiny HD makeover for general election
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    Sky News gets shiny HD makeover for general election

    By 29 April 2010

    Sky News is to begin its HD service at 9pm 6 May to coincide with the forthcoming general election. The high definition channel, which had a solid trial with The Sky News Debate last week, will feature on Sky channel 517 and be simulcast alongside its...

  • Sky to give political leaders HD treatment
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    Sky to give political leaders HD treatment

    By 8 April 2010

    Sky News, which is expected to go HD by the end of the month, has said that it will be showing the prime ministerial debate in HD when it's its turn on 22 April. The 1.5-hour long debate between Gordon Brown, Nick Clegg and David Cameron will be on Sky...

  • Sky News app hits Android
    Phones

    Sky News app hits Android

    By 22 February 2010

    Sky News has followed its iPhone app launch with one for the Android platform allowing Google phone fans to get all the "breaking news" as it happens. Those keen to see what's happening without just firing up their browser can get all the latest deets...

  • Sky News iPhone app hits a million downloads
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    Sky News iPhone app hits a million downloads

    By 11 January 2010

    Sky has revealed its Sky News app for the iPhone and iPod touch has been downloaded over 1 million times, with the milestone passed this month. The iPhone app was launched in May last year and offers breaking news by text, images and video and features...

  • Sky News launches Technology Unplugged
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    Sky News launches Technology Unplugged

    By 2 December 2009

    Sky News has announced the launch of "Technology Unplugged" a new half-hour show that will focus on the latest developments in mainstream tech. Presenter Martin Stanford will explore topics such as broadband, Digital Britain, illegal downloads, social...

  • Sky Mobile TV launches for the iPhone
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    Sky Mobile TV launches for the iPhone

    By 10 November 2009

    Sky Mobile TV has launched on the App Store for the iPhone. The dedicated app for the service specifically for iPhone and iPod touch lets users stream live TV via Wi-Fi. The channels available include all Sky Sports channels, Sky Sports News, Sky News,...

  • Sky News starts 24-hour live stream
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    Sky News starts 24-hour live stream

    By 13 October 2009

    UK broadcaster Sky News has announced it has now begun streaming its TV output live online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A new, higher bit rate video player at skynews.com claims to deliver "faster, crisper and more prominent footage on those stories...