# Sky

This year
# light pollution
Stars disappearing from human sight at ‘astonishing rate’, say scientists
Astronomers believe LED bulbs may be contributing to the night sky getting rapidly brighter.
Last year
# On the box
Wexford-Galway and Fermanagh-Tyrone kick off Sky's GAA championship coverage
They’ll show 20 games in total.
All time
# Meteor Shower
Geminid meteor shower to light up the night sky tomorrow
Geminids are very bright, moderately fast, and are unusual in being multi-coloured.
# talking point
Can a manager and a pundit be too close?
Several ex-Man United players have recently been criticised for their continual defence of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
# YouTube
Youtube suspends Sky News Australia from uploading content following Covid denial videos
YouTube said “numerous” offending videos have now been removed.
# Klaus L
German political scientist charged with spying for China
The suspect is due to appear before a judge later today.
# San Francisco
PHOTOS: Wildfires turn sky orange in California
Three people have died in the latest blaze.
# us sport
NFL and Sky extend deal for another five years
Viewers in Ireland will have access to a freshly-branded dedicated channel on Sky.
# inside the game
A new midweek GAA show - featuring top former players - is coming to Sky Sports
‘Inside The Game’ will air weekly from Wednesday, 19 August.
# Cloudy sky
Sky plays down suggestion that channels may be pulled in Ireland in event of no-deal Brexit
Broadcasters including Discovery, Disney and Viacom could be pulled from Irish viewers in 2019 if they fall foul of EU law.
# Auction
Comcast to buy Sky for £30.45 billion, outbidding Fox
The future of Sky’s ownership has been uncertain for nearly two years.
# boots and bibs
Thierry Henry walks away from Sky punditry job to chase 'long term ambition' of being a manager
Roberto Martinez’ assistant in this World Cup wants a chance in the hot seat.
# high cost
Publicans 'may feel under pressure' as Sky takes 100s of cases against pubs illegally showing matches
Sky says it takes the matters to court to protect its actual customers, while publicans say the cost of a subscription is too costly.
# Broadband
Complaint partially upheld about 'Despicable Me' Sky ad
The ASAI also upheld a complaint against Lidl in relation to a competition it ran.
# Television Rights
Complaints about the lack of GAA on BBC Northern Ireland - but what can be done?
A Sinn Féin politician met the organisation this week.
# Sky High Price
A US cable giant has bid £22 billion to buy Sky
Comcast is offering more per share compared with a bid from Rupert Murdoch.
# media empire
Fox takeover of Sky would give Murdoch family 'too much influence' over UK media
A UK regulator has ruled that a takeover of Sky by Rupert Murdoch is “not in the public interest”.
# star gazing
Pics: Here's how the first supermoon of the year looked around the world last night
Did you see it?
# mr pink sky
PHOTOS: There was a gorgeous sunrise this morning
A lovely start to the day.
# goodnight to night
Losing darkness at night: LED lights are boosting light pollution worldwide
Nighttime lights disrupt our body clocks and raise the risks of cancer, diabetes and depression.
# game of throws
Game of Thrones helps Sky add thousands of subscribers and millions in profit
Revenues grew 5% to £3.3 billion (€3.7 billion) over the same period.
# retransmission fees
'There can only be losers': Sky says it will drop RTE if broadcaster starts to charge pay TV operators
RTE is seeking a change in legislation that will allow it to charge operators for its channels.
# in the sky
Sky News is opening a Dublin bureau
“It made no sense that we had bureaus in San Francisco or Beijing but not Dublin.”
# money row
Sky and Discovery reach 11th hour deal for channels to remain on air
Eurosport, TLC and several other channels were scheduled to go off air from today.
# Show Me The Money
Watch any Discovery channels on Sky? They're set to disappear next week
This means no more Eurosport and TLC, among others.
# media empire
Rupert Murdoch's Fox agrees €14bn Sky takeover deal
The tie-up still needs to be cleared by regulators.
# global empire
Rupert Murdoch's Fox launches €13.4bn bid to finally get their hands on Sky
21st Century Fox already owns nearly 40% of Sky but wants it all.
# Stance
Wiggins lashes out against 'ludicrous' calls to make TUEs public
It’s been a difficult week for the former Tour de France winner.
# on display
Look up - the Northern Lights could be on display in Ireland's skies tonight
That’s according to Astronomy Ireland.
# red card
Dublin pub facing €38,000 lawsuit for showing Sky Sports without a licence
Sky claims that Molloys pub continued to show sports events without a licence.
# easy does it
Sky has a smart idea for helping parents put their kids to bed
The Sky Kids app is billed as a way to give parents some peace and quiet but its upcoming bedtime mode could help.
# Look Up
VIDEO: Suspected meteor lights up sky over Scotland
‘We saw the ball of light over the trees coming down at some speed and then a massive flash.’
# new picture
Is Sky Q really the future of TV? It could very well be
The company’s new set-top box is arriving next week, and it plans to tie together both traditional and online media.
# New Jobs
Irish Water call centre operator to handle customer service for Sky
Recruitment for 130 new staff to support the operation will begin immediately.
# big intentions
Sky has a massive plan to take over your life, not just your living room
The announcement of offline viewing and a collection of set top devices shows that it means business.
# Due South
You won't have to switch channel to watch the RWC semi-finalists in action over the next five years
Sky’s deal with Sanzar includes rights for summer tours to the southern hemisphere.
# United States
Family pet has lucky escape after $10k worth of cannabis falls from the sky
It fell straight onto a family’s dog house.
# black ink crew
People are going wild for this contagiously funny clip of a man feeding a woman shrimp
# Tune in
It’s a bumper GAA weekend and here’s all the TV and radio coverage
There’s plenty to get stuck into this weekend.
# Look Up
Here is the view you would have if you were a fighter pilot
The Bray Air Display is set to take place later today.