After spending three months testing Sky Spain last year, we saw that we were facing a decent platform at a technical and operational level, but with little content. In reality, the market is driven by this content and people tend to be interested in platforms with more striking content, such as soccer, premiere series channels, cinema or streaming platforms with fashion series.
In Sky we had up to 16 channels such as Fox, LaLiga 1 | 2 | 3tv, MTV, Calle 13, TNT, National Geographic, Historia, Comedy Central, SyFy, AXN, AXN White, FOX Life, TCM, Disney Junior, Disney XD and Nickelodeon, plus on-demand access to other types of content. Its mixed commitment between live channels and VOD was never a true alternative to traditional payment platforms or new players in the streaming market.
Sky Spain closes on September 1, 2020
Many were excited to hear that Sky arrived in Spain three years ago. The platform in Italy or the United Kingdom is one of the leaders. However, here they landed with that lukewarm proposal that did not fit among the clients. Added to this is that many of the best Sky series could also be seen on other platforms.
In a release sent to customers confirm the closure of the platform:
“We are writing to share with you that, unfortunately, we have had to make the difficult decision to cease Sky operations in Spain.
This means that the platform will cease to be operational on September 1 and that, due to the termination of the service, some of our content may be affected in the coming days. You can check all the information about it by clicking here ”.
Users can continue to access Sky and view all content until August 31 at midnight. Now it remains to be seen if Comcast, owner of Sky Group Limited, decides to take other steps in our country. It could even mean the arrival of Peacock, the on-demand service launched by NBCUniversal, also owned by Comcast.