Nokia Italia Partners with Sky and Microsoft for the Global Debut of Sky Go on Nokia Lumia devices

Nokia Italia Partners with Sky and Microsoft for the Global Debut of Sky Go on
Nokia Lumia devices

Thanks to the collaboration between Nokia, Microsoft and Sky, starting from
middle of December the pay-TV service on the go will be available for all
Windows Phone 8 Nokia Lumia devices in Italy

MILAN, Italy, Dec. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sky Italia, Nokia and Microsoft
have announced the global debut on Windows Phone of Sky Go, the service that
allows users to view 30 pay-TV channels on the go. Thanks to this agreement,
one of the most loved applications - already chosen by 1.9 million Sky
subscribers - will be coming to the entire Nokia Lumia family in Italy
starting from the middle of December.

The agreement allows Sky to enhance its mobile service by offering some of its
most prestigious content to owners of Windows Phone 8 Lumia smartphones, which
are increasingly widespread in Italy, in addition to allowing Nokia to enrich
its cutting-edge models with the application that truly allows TV to be taken
outside the home.

"Sky Go on the Windows Phone 8 platform is a world exclusive for Italy and a
true Christmas present for our customers," said Paola Cavallero, General
Manager, Nokia Italia. "We are particularly pleased with the partnership with
Sky as it will further increase the satisfaction of our Italian users of Lumia
devices. This app, in addition to the recent arrival in the Store of other
successful brands such as Instagram and Vine, will be available on the entire
Lumia family stretching from the Lumia 520 to the new Lumia 1520 with its
high-quality 6-inch screen."

"We are pleased with this important agreement thanks to which Sky Go for the
first time in the world will be making its debut on Nokia Lumia smartphones
and the Windows Phone 8 platform," said Remo Tebaldi, Customer & Product
Marketing Manager Sky. "Sky Go is thus taking a further step on the path of
innovation, allowing an increasingly broad segment of our subscribers to enjoy
ever richer and more compelling viewing experiences. In fact, this partnership
will boost customers' chances to access their favourite programs on devices
such as the new Nokia Lumia 1520 that guarantee the standard of excellence
that has always set Sky apart."

"We are enthusiastic about our collaboration with Sky and proud that Italy has
been chosen for the global debut of Sky Go on Windows Phone. This is further
confirmation of the excellent results that have led our mobile operating
system to become the second largest in Italy in the third quarter of 2013,"
said Silvano Colombo, Consumer Channel Group Manager, Microsoft Italia.
"Thanks to Sky Go, the line-up of Windows Phone applications has been further
expanded, confirming Microsoft's commitment to guaranteeing its users access
to the best of entertainment on their smartphones as well."

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