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Sky On Verge Of Disney+ Deal

Sky could be the first pay-TV operator in the UK to sign a deal with Disney+.

The Sunday Telegraph reported on Sunday that Sky had gained an edge over rivals BT and Virgin Media by being able to fully integrate the streaming service into its linear output, rather than just include an app.

This what Sky has already achieved with its Sky Q-Netflix integration that is able to highlight shows within the main EPG. Customers can also access Netflix through the apps section and it is anticipated that this is where Disney+ will also be found.

Sky recently renewed its multi-year deal with Netflix as part of its strategy to become a ‘super aggregator’ of streaming and linear content.

Disney is expected to make its debut on Sky on March 24, when it will also roll out across the UK, a week earlier than originally anticipated. Broadband TV News

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