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Sky Uk
The SKY (or CELESTIAL DOME) is everything that lies above the surface of the Earth
Earth
, including the atmosphere and outer space . In the field of astronomy , the sky is also called the celestial sphere . This is viewed from Earth's surface as an abstract dome on which the Sun
Sun
, stars , planets , and Moon
Moon
appear to be traveling . The celestial sphere is conventionally divided into designated areas called constellations . Usually, the term _sky_ is used informally as the point of view from the Earth's surface; however, the meaning and usage can vary. In some cases, such as in discussing the weather , the sky refers to only the lower, more dense portions of the atmosphere. During daylight , the sky appears to be blue because air scatters more blue sunlight than red. At night, the sky appears to be a mostly dark surface or region spangled with stars. During the day, the Sun
Sun
can be seen in the sky unless obscured by clouds . In the night sky (and to some extent during the day) the Moon, planets and stars are visible in the sky. Some of the natural phenomena seen in the sky are clouds , rainbows , and aurorae . Lightning
Lightning
and precipitation can also be seen in the sky during storms . Birds , insects , aircraft , and kites are often considered to fly in the sky
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Sky Plc
SKY PLC is a Pan-European satellite broadcasting , on-demand internet streaming media , broadband and telephone services company with headquarters in London . It has operations in the United Kingdom , Ireland , Germany , Austria and Italy . Sky is Europe's biggest and leading media company and largest pay-TV broadcaster, with 21 million subscribers and 30,000 employees as of 2015. Initially formed in 1990 by the equal merger of Sky Television and British Satellite Broadcasting , BSkyB became the UK's largest digital subscription television company. In 2014, after completing the acquisition of Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland , the merged company changed its name to Sky plc. Sky is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index . It had a market capitalisation of approximately £18.75 billion (€26.76 billion) as of 2015. Rupert Murdoch 's 21st Century Fox owns a 39.14 per cent controlling stake in the company; on 9 December 2016, following a previous attempt under News International that was affected by the phone hacking scandal , 21st Century Fox announced it had agreed to buy the remainder of Sky, pending government approval. As of July 2017, it has been subject to government review
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United Kingdom
The UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND, commonly known as the UNITED KINGDOM (UK) or BRITAIN, is a sovereign country in western Europe. Lying off the north-western coast of the European mainland , the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
includes the island of Great Britain
Great Britain
, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland
Ireland
and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
is the only part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
that shares a land border with another sovereign state‍—‌the Republic of Ireland
Ireland
. Apart from this land border, the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
, with the North Sea to its east, the English Channel to its south and the Celtic Sea to its south-south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world . The Irish Sea lies between Great Britain
Great Britain
and Ireland. With an area of 242,500 square kilometres (93,600 sq mi), the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
is the 78th-largest sovereign state in the world and the 11th-largest in Europe
Europe
. It is also the 21st-most populous country , with an estimated 65.1 million inhabitants
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Satellite Television
SATELLITE TELEVISION is a service that delivers television programming to customers by relaying it from a communications satellite orbiting the Earth directly to the customer's location. The signals are received via an outdoor parabolic antenna usually referred to as a satellite dish and a low-noise block downconverter . A satellite receiver then decodes the desired television programme for viewing on a television set . Receivers can be external set-top boxes , or a built-in television tuner . Satellite television provides a wide range of channels and services. It is the only television available in many remote geographic areas without terrestrial television or cable television service. Modern systems signals are relayed from a communications satellite on the Ku band frequencies (12–18 GHz) requiring only a small dish less than a meter in diameter. The first satellite TV systems were an obsolete type now known as television receive-only . These systems received weaker analog signals transmitted in the C-band (4–8 GHz) from FSS type satellites, requiring the use of large 2-3 meter dishes. Consequently, these systems were nicknamed "big dish" systems, and were more expensive and less popular. Early systems used analog signals , but modern ones use digital signals which allow transmission of the modern television standard high-definition television . Different receivers are required for the two types
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Advertising Slogan
ADVERTISING SLOGANS are short, memorable groups of words used in advertising campaigns . The advertising phrases are means of drawing attention to one distinctive feature (an aspect of a product). The purpose is to emphasize a phrase that an entity wishes to be remembered by; Particularly, for marketing a specific corporate image ; Or, connection to a business product or consumer base . Some slogans are created just for specific limited-time campaigns; others are intended as a CORPORATE SLOGAN, to be used for extended periods. Various slogans start out as the former, and are, over time, converted into the latter as ideas take hold with the public . Some advertising slogans are memorable after general use is discontinued. CONTENTS * 1 Etymology and nomenclature * 2 Functional slogans * 2.1 Social control * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External articles ETYMOLOGY AND NOMENCLATUREAccording to the 1913 Webster\'s Dictionary , a slogan (/ˈsloʊɡən/) derives from the Gaelic "sluagh -ghairm " (an army cry ). It has come to mean in its contemporary sense, a distinctive ADVERTISING MOTTO, or ADVERTISING PHRASE, used by any entity to convey a purpose or ideal; Or, a catchphrase . _Taglines_, _tag lines_, or _tags_ are American terms for brief public communication promoting products and services. In the UK they are called _end lines_, _endlines_, or _straplines_
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Isleworth
ISLEWORTH (/ˈaɪzəlwəθ/ _EYE-ZUL-worth_ ) is a small town of Saxon origin sited within the London Borough of Hounslow in west London , England . It lies immediately east of the town of Hounslow and west of the River Thames and its tributary the River Crane . Isleworth's original area of settlement, alongside the Thames, is known as 'Old Isleworth'. The north-west corner of the town, bordering on Osterley to the north and Lampton to the west, is known as 'Spring Grove'. Isleworth's former Thames frontage of approximately one mile, excluding that of the Syon estate, was reduced to little over half a mile in 1994 when a borough boundary realignment was effected in order to unite the district of St Margaret's wholly within London Borough of Richmond upon Thames . As a result, most of Isleworth's Thames-side is that part overlooking the 8.6-acre (3.5-hectare) islet of Isleworth Ait : the short-length River Crane flows into the Thames south of the Ait, and its artificial distributary the Duke of Northumberland 's River west of the Ait, one of two Colne distributaries constructed for aesthetic reasons in the 1600–1750 period
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Freeview (uk)
FREEVIEW is the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
's digital terrestrial television platform. It is operated by DTV SERVICES LTD, a joint venture between the BBC
BBC
, ITV , Channel 4 , Sky and transmitter operator Arqiva
Arqiva
. It was launched in 2002. The service provides consumer access via an aerial to the six DTT multiplexes covering the United Kingdom. In April 2014 it had some 60 DVB-T TV channels, 26 digital radio channels, 10 HD channels, six text services, 11 streamed channels, and one interactive channel. A number of new HD channels launched in 2014, from a new group of multiplexes awarded to Arqiva. The new HD channels were launched in selected areas on 10 December 2013 with a further roll-out during 2014. DTV Services' delivery of standard-definition television and radio is labelled FREEVIEW, while its delivery of HDTV
HDTV
is called FREEVIEW HD. Reception of Freeview requires a Freeview tuner , either in a separate set-top box or built into the TV set. Since 2008 all new TV sets sold in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
have a built-in Freeview tuner. Freeview HD requires a HDTV-capable tuner. Digital video recorders (DVRs) with a built-in Freeview tuner are labelled FREEVIEW+. Depending on model, DVRs and HDTV
HDTV
sets with a Freeview tuner may offer standard Freeview or Freeview HD
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Sky Television Plc
SKY TELEVISION PLC was a public limited company which operated a nine-channel satellite television service, launched by Rupert Murdoch 's News International on 5 February 1989. Sky Television and its rival British Satellite Broadcasting suffered large financial losses and merged on 2 November 1990 to form BRITISH SKY BROADCASTING (BSkyB). Programming merger took effect on 1 December 1990. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Satellite Television/Super Station Europe * 1.2 Sky Channel * 1.3 Launch of the Sky Network * 2 BSB competition and merger * 3 Financial turnaround * 4 Timeline * 5 Further reading * 6 References HISTORYSKY TELEVISION PLC was originally SATELLITE TELEVISION LTD. (SATV), a consortium set up by Brian Haynes in November 1980. Haynes was a former journalist employed at Thames Television . In 1979 he produced a documentary for the _TV Eye _ strand which looked at Ted Turner and his satellite broadcasting operations in the USA from 1970 through the Turner Broadcasting System (now a media conglomerate and subsidiary of Time Warner , subject to acquisition by AT however, reception of the OTS satellite in the UK required a satellite dish approximately 10 feet wide, and it was believed that there were fewer than 50 privately owned installations in the UK that would permit direct-to-home (DTH) reception of the service
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British Satellite Broadcasting
BRITISH SATELLITE BROADCASTING (BSB) was a television company, headquartered in London , that provided direct broadcast satellite television services to the United Kingdom . The company was merged with Sky Television plc in November 1990 to form British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB). It started broadcasting on 25 March 1990. CONTENTS * 1 Background * 2 IBA Franchise * 3 Winning bid * 3.1 Launch of the channels * 4 BSB Datavision * 5 Competition * 6 Merger * 6.1 Satellites * 6.2 Locations * 6.3 Channels * 7 Regulatory context * 8 External links * 9 Further reading * 10 References BACKGROUNDIn 1977 the World Administrative Radio Conference assigned each country five high-powered channels for direct broadcast by satellite (DBS) for domestic use
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Sky Italia
SKY ITALIA is an Italian digital satellite television platform owned by Sky plc . It is similar in many ways to Sky in the United Kingdom and Sky Ireland in Ireland , which is partly owned by 21st Century Fox, and like that network it is a major sports broadcaster. Pay TV services on Sky Italia
Sky Italia
are encrypted in NDS VideoGuard . The VideoGuard set-top boxes that have been provided since July 2010 are identical to the Sky+ HD boxes used in the UK. Pace , Amstrad
Amstrad
(itself owned by Sky) and Thomson , all Digibox licensors, have been producing Sky Italia
Sky Italia
boxes (Sky Box, Sky HD, My Sky and My Sky HD) identical to their Sky Digital, Sky+
Sky+
and Sky+ HD offerings, albeit with the potential removal of the second card slot and UHF modulator. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Timeline * 2.1 2003 * 2.2 2004 * 2.3 2005 * 2.4 2006 * 2.5 2007 * 2.6 2008 * 2.7 2009 * 2.8 2010 * 2.9 2011 * 2.10 2012 * 2.11 2013 * 2.12 2014 * 2.13 2015 * 2.14 2016 * 2.15 2017 * 3 Sky HD * 4 Television Channels * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORY Sky Italia
Sky Italia
was founded in July 2003 by the merger of TELE+ and Stream TV
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Sky Deutschland
SKY DEUTSCHLAND AG, branded as SKY, is a German media company which operates a Direct Broadcast Satellite Pay TV platform in Germany , Austria and Switzerland (through Teleclub ) offering a collection of basic and premium digital subscription television channels of different categories via satellite and cable television . It was launched in 1991 as PREMIERE. The channel originally started as a single analogue channel on the Astra 1A satellite, showing films dubbed into German, as well as in original audio, live football matches from the German Bundesliga and Austrian Bundesliga (and at one time the UEFA Cup ), and documentaries and TV series . After the coming of the digital age , the service has since consisted of many channels with many new ones added over the years. On 4 July 2009, the service and its channels were rebranded as "Sky". Sky Deutschland is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sky plc . The programming service itself is provided by its subsidiary Sky Deutschland Fernsehen GmbH & Co. KG (formerly Premiere Fernsehen GmbH "> Typical illuminated Sky sign showing that a pub offers SKY TV The German Sky has its origin in the analogue premium channel _Premiere_. It was owned by Kirch Group , Bertelsmann , and Canal+ , and started broadcasting in 1991
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Sky Movies
SKY CINEMA (formerly SKY MOVIES) is the collective name for the premium subscription television film channels operated in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
by Sky plc . The UK and Ireland channels have over 5 million subscribers, via satellite, cable and IPTV . In addition to the television channels, it has an interactive 'red button' service, a website (sky.com/movies) and in 2005 launched a 3G mobile service via Vodafone
Vodafone
. In 2016, Sky plc rebranded its television film channel operations under one single Sky Cinema branding: on 8 July 2016, the channels in the UK and Ireland were rebranded from Sky Movies
Sky Movies
to Sky Cinema; on 22 September in Germany and Austria, the Sky Cinema brand (originally used for the flagship channel) was extended to other channels in the group formerly known as Sky Film ; the Italian Sky Cinema channels followed suit on 5 November by adopting the brand packages introduced in the UK and Ireland earlier
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The Movie Channel (UK)
THE MOVIE CHANNEL was a British television channel , which only aired movies. Launched on BSB in 1990, The Movie Channel
The Movie Channel
was a predecessor of some of the Sky Movies
Sky Movies
channels, having survived the merger with Sky Television , another satellite service launched by Rupert Murdoch 's News International later in 1990 to form British Sky Broadcasting
British Sky Broadcasting
. After its merger on 31 March 1991, The Movie Channel
The Movie Channel
continued to broadcast until 1997 when it was rebranded as Sky Movies
Sky Movies
Screen 2. HISTORY The Movie Channel
The Movie Channel
began in 1990 as one of the channels of British Satellite Broadcasting , a consortium formed in 1986 by Granada Television , Pearson , Virgin , Anglia Television
Anglia Television
and Amstrad
Amstrad
. Prior to its launch, BSB signed an exclusive first-run deal with UIP Pay TV (which distributed Paramount , Universal and MGM /UA releases). One of its first film premieres was the James Bond film, The Living Daylights , starring Timothy Dalton . In 1990, BSB and Sky Television suffered heavy losses and merged, operating as the newly formed British Sky Broadcasting
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Sky Sports
SKY SPORTS is a group of sports television channels operated by the satellite pay-TV company Sky plc . Sky Sports is the dominant subscription television sports brand in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It has played a major role in the increased commercialisation of British sport since 1991, sometimes playing a large role in inducing organisational changes in the sports it broadcasts, most notably when it encouraged the Premier League to break away from the Football League in 1992. Sky Sports Main Event, Premier League, Football, Cricket, Golf, F1, Action and Arena are available as a premium package on top of the basic Sky package. These channels are also available as premium channels on nearly every satellite, cable and IPTV broadcasting system in the UK and Ireland. Sky Sports News and Sky Sports Mix are both provided as part of basic packages. The Sky Sports network is managed by Barney Francis
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Premier League
The PREMIER LEAGUE is an English professional league for men's association football clubs. At the top of the English football league system , it is the country's primary football competition. Contested by 20 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the English Football League (EFL; known as "The Football League" before 2016–17). Welsh clubs that compete in the English football league system can also qualify. The Premier League is a corporation in which the 20 member clubs act as shareholders. Seasons run from August to May. Teams play 38 matches each (playing each team in the league twice, home and away), totalling 380 matches in the season. Most games are played on Saturday and Sunday afternoons; others during weekday evenings. It is colloquially known as the PREMIERSHIP and outside the UK it is commonly referred to as the ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE (EPL). The competition formed as the FA PREMIER LEAGUE on 20 February 1992 following the decision of clubs in the Football League First Division to break away from the Football League, which was founded in 1888, and take advantage of a lucrative television rights deal. The deal was worth £1 billion a year domestically as of 2013–14, with BSkyB and BT Group securing the domestic rights to broadcast 116 and 38 games respectively. The league generates €2.2 billion per year in domestic and international television rights
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Itv (tv Network)
ITV is a commercial TV network in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
. Launched in 1955 as INDEPENDENT TELEVISION under the auspices of the Independent Television Authority (ITA, then after the Sound Broadcasting Act 1972, Independent Broadcasting Authority , now Ofcom ) to provide competition to the long established BBC
BBC
, it is also the oldest commercial network in the UK. Since the passing of the Broadcasting Act 1990 its legal name has been CHANNEL 3, to distinguish it from the other analogue channels at the time, namely BBC
BBC
1 , BBC
BBC
2 and Channel 4 . In part, the number 3 was assigned as television sets would usually be tuned so that the regional ITV station would be on the third button, with the other stations being allocated to the number within their name. ITV is a network of television channels that operate regional television services as well as sharing programmes between each other to be displayed on the entire network. In recent years, several of these companies have merged so currently the fifteen franchises are in the hands of two companies
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