Year at a glance

July

July

Sky becomes the home of HBO in the UK and Ireland - paving the way for Sky Atlantic HD.

August

August

Sky Sports News broadcasts in high definition for the first time and launches a dedicated iPad app.

September

September

More than 80,000 people cycle through traffic-free streets as part of The Mayor of London's Sky Ride.

October

October

Sky 3D launches with live coverage of The 2010 Ryder Cup.

November

Sky reaches 10 million TV customers, making it the choice of more than one in three British and Irish homes.

December

Sky Anytime+ offers access to a library of TV on demand.

January

Sky announces acquisition of The Cloud, the UK's leading public Wi-Fi network.

February

Sky News wins the RTS News Channel of the Year award for the seventh time in eight years.

March

Launch of Sky News for iPad, a groundbreaking app that allows users to control their own news service.

April

Launch of the Sky Arts Ignition Series, a new fund to support arts organisations and young artists.

May

Flying Monsters 3D with Sir David Attenborough wins BAFTA for best specialist factual programme.

June

Sky announces 50% increase in investment in original British programmes.