Comcast’s Sky launches Sky Glass streaming TV for the UK market

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London: Comcast-owned broadcaster Sky has launched Sky Glass, a new streaming TV for the UK market. The streaming TV, which simplifies the way customers watch TV by integrating hardware, software and content, is available to buy in the UK from October 18 and will launch in Sky’s other European markets from 2022.

The Sky streaming TV is built on technology borne of the collaboration as part of the Comcast Corporation – using the same operating system, and with shared knowledge and expertise. A great example of how Sky and Comcast are together accelerating innovation across the company. Added to Sky’s successful history of innovation gives the perfect combination of scale, capability and brand power.

Key features

  • The only TV with Sky and all your favourite apps inside
  • Buy your TV like you buy your mobile phone with flexible payments
  • Cutting-edge design available in five colours and three sizes
  • Ultra HD and Quantum Dot technology producing over 1 billion colours
  • 360° Dolby Atmos® sound with powerful built-in speakers and sub-woofer
  • Talk to your TV: just say “Hello Sky” to find what to watch
  • The world’s first TV to be certified as a CarbonNeutral® product

Sky Glass offers stunning screen quality and cinematic sound, with easy access to stream your favourite content and apps using your voice and incredible search.

Sky Group Chief Executive Dana Strong said: “Sky Glass is the streaming TV with Sky inside, providing the total integration of hardware, software and content. Built on over 30 years of understanding what our customers want, this is a TV that only Sky could make. We believe this is the smartest TV available, and that customers will love it.”

Redefining TV

Sky is redefining and creating a new category within the TV market to reach even more households. Sky will operate across the whole value chain, from content production, through to connectivity and aggregation, all coming together on the Sky Glass screen.

Sky has partnered with Map Project Office, one of world’s leading design agencies, to create the elegant design. Sky Glass comes in a choice of three sizes (Small 43”, Medium 55” and Large 65”) and five rich colours: Ocean blue, Ceramic white, Racing green, Dusky pink, or Anthracite black, with matching remotes and customisable speaker fascias for extra personalisation.

It has a mounting bracket cleverly integrated into the TV, or a sleek colour matched stand. With a single wire and just one plug, Sky Glass makes clutter a thing of the past, while the woven acoustic mesh used to optimise sound performance and millimetre-perfect perforations help Sky Glass sound as good as it looks.

  • Abstract visualization of Sky Glass sound and picture quality.
  • Spectacular screen and spine-tingling sound

With over a billion colours, a 4K Ultra HD Quantum Dot screen delivers crystal-clear picture, while the 10-bit HDR screen supports HLG, HDR10 and Dolby Vision® to produce vibrant, more intense colour. Whether you’re cheering on your team in the Premier League or getting stuck into the latest blockbuster, Sky Glass knows what you’re watching and optimises sound and picture for you.

Transform your living room into a cinema, concert, or stadium with six powerful, integrated speakers in optimal positions to deliver edge to edge Dolby Atmos® sound and a sub-woofer designed in for a rich, deep bass – all without buying a separate soundbar.

Smarter TV with Sky inside

With far field voice and Glance Motion Technology, just say “Hello Sky” or walk past to bring the streaming TV to life. A new home page makes it easier to find, watch and play the TV you love. It brings all your favourite content from across Sky, BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Disney+, ITV Hub, All4, Spotify, Peloton, PlayWorks and more. Use your voice to find what you want in a flash and to turn on the TV, control the volume or switch to connected devices.

At the press of a single button, you can now create a personal Playlist of your favourite shows, movies and more across apps and channels, live and on demand. The new plus button on the remote adds to your Playlist for you to stream any time you want – all in one place.

You never need to miss a show again with live Restart, you can jump straight back into anything that’s on now and available to watch from the start.

Sky Glass is the world’s first TV to be certified as a CarbonNeutral® product. Sustainably designed, it has low power features built in such as auto-switch-off and auto-adjusting screen brightness helping it to be more energy efficient. It is the only TV to come in recyclable packaging, free from single-use plastic and by using a TV with everything built in, you reduce electricity consumption by up to 50%.

Sky Glass has been built as a platform which can be deployed by other Telco and subscription television operators so they can bring the Sky Glass experience to their customers too. Sky today announces the Foxtel Group, Australia’s leading subscription TV company as its first Sky Glass syndication partner. Sky Glass will launch in the Australian market as an element of the Foxtel Group’s future roadmap for its Foxtel brand and will contain both Foxtel and third-party content. This is the first of many collaborations as Sky Glass is scaled across the globe.

Sky Glass will get even better in 2022, with the launch of a high spec 4K smart camera that works seamlessly with Sky Glass and will unlock a range of exciting new services for the whole family. It will transform how we chat, play games, workout and share entertainment at home.