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Sky Italia and Open Fiber agree OTT deal. Energy sector + Telco = win

Sky Italia, Open Fiber agree OTT deal

In a move designed to boost the take-up of fibre and pay-TV services across Italy, Sky Italia and fibre optic infrastructure provider Open Fiber have agreed a long-term deal to launch a fibre-only service from summer 2019. This fibre-only service will be available alongside Sky’s existing services.

The deal will give Sky access to Open Fiber’s FTTH (fibre-to-the-home) network which is set to reach the 271 main urban areas of the country by 2022.

As more content is delivered to consumers over the Internet, the pair say that Sky’s fibre offer will bring together the best content from Sky with the best connectivity available in the Italian market.

Sky will deliver its TV offering directly to customers via its Sky Q next generation  box, that, starting from 2019, will also be delivered via the Internet as well as by satellite.

As part of the wider Group, Sky will continue to bring viewers the best content from around the world including Disney, Fox, HBO and the increasingly acclaimed Sky original productions such as Babylon Berlin, Gomorrah and The Young Pope.

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