Foxtel Group has become the first global syndication partner for Sky’s Sky Glass streaming aggregation product.
Launched yesterday by Sky at its London headquarters, Sky Glass is a streaming aggregation service that “provides a next-generation user experience that seamlessly gathers streaming content in one place”.
Utilization of Sky Glass will be another part of News Corp and Telstra-owned companies’ streaming-led roadmap for the future, as outlined on last week’s strategy day, and is expected to be available by the end of 2023, according to a statement.
Patrick Delany, CEO of Foxtel Group, said: “Sky Glass will add another dimension to our future as we continue to invest in innovation and relocate Foxtel to be Australia’s leading collector of streamed entertainment.”
“We are incredibly pleased to be the first syndication partner for Sky Glass. It enables us to participate in a global product and technology roadmap created by Sky and Comcast, offering customers a world-class entertainment experience and devices powered by Comcast’s global technology platform. ”
This partnership comes shortly after Foxtel launched its iQ5 set top box last month, with plans to update the iQ4 software in the coming months so that the box can be IP-guided without satellite or cable, as is currently required.
Foxtel’s new news streaming service, Flash, led by CEO Kate De Brito, will also launch next week, adding the group’s existing streaming video on demand (SVOD) platforms, Kayo and Binge.
“Australian households expected to have, on average, almost four entertainment streaming subscriptions by 2025,” Delany continued. Sky Glass will provide customers with a world-class user interface that makes life easy by seamlessly gathering content from multiple providers all in one place along with beautifully designed devices, including glass TVs with top-quality 4K UHD picture and 360-degree Dolby Atmos- sound.
“This solution will truly provide everything in one place for customers along with even greater simplicity with a single premium device, easy purchase and a plug and play experience.”