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Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman announce the name of their stealthy mobile video startup

Called Quibi, short for quick bites, the company is creating content with notable filmmakers Sam Raimi, Guillermo del Toro and Antoine Fuqua.

Old media giants turn to VC for their next act

The Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 eras weren’t kind to the world’s largest media conglomerates, throwing their business models into question, creating whole new categories of content consumption, and bringi

UK media giants call for independent oversight of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter

The UK’s leading broadcasters and ISPs have called for the government to introduce independent regulatory oversight of social media content. The group of media and broadband operators in the tig

Weather tracking tech developer ClimaCell raises $15 million

ClimaCell, a weather forecasting technology that uses wireless networks to create incredibly granular predictions, has raised $15 million to develop new products and expand beyond the U.S. The Boston-

Devialet announces surround sound TV speaker with Sky

French speaker maker Devialet just announced a brand new speaker in partnership with British broadcasting company Sky. The Sky Soundbox is a single speaker designed for your TV. It’s roughly the siz

Molotov raises $4.5 million from Sky as part of a bigger round

British media company Sky just disclosed an investment of $4.5 million (€4 million) in French startup Molotov. From what we’ve heard and according to Sky’s statement, this is just a frac

The best apps to download before watching the Perseid meteor shower tonight

The Perseid meteor shower, which comes around every year at this time, will peak tonight and early tomorrow. This year’s event is particularly special because astronomers are predicting an outburst

Sky makes $45M strategic investment in Asia-based Netflix rival iFlix

iFlix, the video streaming service rivaling Netflix in Southeast Asia, has landed $45 million in fresh funding from UK broadcaster Sky.

DataXu Gets $10M From Sky As Pay TV Giant Buys Into Programmatic Ad Tech

DataXu, a Boston-based startup that provides analytics and other tools for programmatic ads, has picked up another round of funding. Sky, the UK-based pay-TV provider part-owned by 21st Century Fox, h

Fliplet Secures Seed Funding For Its ‘Fast’ Enterprise Apps Building Platform

You’re a business that wants to create a mobile app, but faster than it would take a designer to build something bespoke. UK-based startup Fliplet says it has come up with a simple way to do thi

British Broadcaster Sky Invests $7 Million In YouTube Video Network Whistle Sports

Sky is best known as a British satellite broadcaster, but it is increasingly becoming a startup investor after it announced its third deal in a month. The company has ploughed $7 million into Whistle

Microsoft Will Rebrand SkyDrive After It Settles Trademark Case With Sky Broadcasting

British Sky Broadcasting Group and Microsoft today announced that they have settled the trademark infringement arguments in Europe that Sky brought against Microsoft in an English court. As a result o

UK’s BSkyB Wins Case Against Microsoft Over Use Of “SkyDrive” Name In Europe; May Have To Drop Name Or Pay Fines

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.microsoft.com">Microsoft</a> went <a target="_blank" href="http://t.co/JiDdlmlid3">big on pushing cloud services</a> this week at its Build conference, but today it

Record Profits Of $1.9B For News Corp’s BSkyB As PayTV Co. Launches Triple Play In Ireland

BSkyB, the UK-based, News Corp-controlled pay-TV provider, today posted record profits for the year, rising 14 percent to £1.2 billion ($1.9 billion) in the 12 months that ended June 30. Full-year re

Map My Tracks partners with Team Sky to deliver iPhone app for cyclists and fans

<img class="shot" title="MapMyTracks" src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0001/3362/13362v1-max-250x250.png" alt="" width="170" height="56" />When we first profiled <a href="http://ww

Sky to acquire VMtv from Virgin Media for up to £160 million in cash

<img src="http://eu.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/vmtv.png" class="shot2" /><a href="http://www.sky.com/">British Sky Broadcasting</a> (aka Sky) has <a href="http://www.businesswire.com/porta

3view to launch its own trojan horse into the Internet-connected living room

<img class="shot" title="3vhd_black_2" src="http://eu.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/3vhd_black_2-300x175.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="175" />[UK] It's not the norm for a startup based in L

Sky News iPhone app hits the 1 million download mark

<img src="http://eu.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/skynews.jpg" alt="skynews" title="skynews" width="205" height="254" class="shot" />[UK] Consuming news-on-the-go is a perfect fit for the iPh

SkySongs will be a Zune – late, dull… and probably brown

[UK] Presumably missing the obvious opportunity to launch “SkyTunes” to compete with the slightly better known iTunes (I guess because of the legalities) the UK broadcaster Sky is launchin

Real Football invading England through Sky HD

Brits? ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL! Real football. Not that wussy, chase a ball around and get penalized if someone bumps someone else football. No, we are talking Monday Night, hard hitting, ha
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