On 7 October 2011 Sky Italia announced it reached the 5 million subscribers benchmark.

Sky HD is the brand name of the HDTV service launched by Sky Italia on 20 April 2006 in Italy - during the 2006 FIFA World Cup - to enable high definition channels on Sky Italia to be viewed.

The service requires the user to have a Skybox HD (distributed by Sky Italia), and a HDTV with HDCP enabled.

Following media speculation, on Sky Italia's sister company, BSky B, confirmed that it was in talks with its largest shareholder, 21st Century Fox, about acquiring 21st Century Fox's 57.4% stake in Sky Deutschland and its 100% stake in Sky Italia.

The enlarged company would be likely to be called "Sky Europe" and it will consolidate 21st Century Fox's European digital TV assets into one company.

The 'Sky Digital Key' is a USB device which has to be connected to the 'My Sky HD' box and to the aerial cable, allowing the customer to receive every DTT SD and HD free channel on the Sky HD or My Sky HD box.

The 'My Sky' boxes launched on 22 November 2005 - based on a new digital receiver with HDD recording capabilities and surround sound output (not previously available on the normal box).

Sky Italia uses the Hot Bird 6/8/9 satellites at 13.0°E, the same satellite fleet used by RAI, Tivù Sat, NOVA Greece, NOVA Cyprus, Cyfra and Cyfrowy Polsat.

Tom Mockridge, the then head of Sky Italia replaced Rebekah Brooks as chief executive of News International after she had resigned on 15 July 2011.

Sky Primafila has got some similarities to BSky B's Sky Movies Box Office.

The HD service has been offered without any extra charge since 2009.

Don’t worry, if you upgrade, you’ll still be able to enjoy Sky Go using an alternative browser like Internet Explorer.