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Sky merges online TV content into Sky Go
Monday 13 June 2011 16:42:23 by John Hunt

Sky are merging their online TV services into a single platform which will be known as 'Sky Go' and will launch on the 7th of June. It will replace its two services Sky Player, which allows you to watch Live TV and TV on demand from your computer, and Sky Mobile TV which lets you watch TV services via your mobile phone. The company had previously announced that the merged platform would be known as Sky Anywhere.

"The explosion of smartphones and tablets demonstrates the increasing consumer demand for accessing entertainment and communicating on the move. We have already responded to this by offering a range of services, including live TV, across many new innovative platforms and devices, like laptops and iPhones.

Clearly the consumer appetite is there, and it's growing. In responding to that, and to create even more value, choice and flexibility for our customers, we are now going to offer online and mobile access to Sky content at no extra charge."

Stephen van Rooyen, (Deputy MD) Sky Customer Group

Sky TV customers will be able to register up to two devices which can access the live channels and on-demand content. Mobiles devices will initially have access to Sports channels and Sky News, with more being added in the future. Accessing via a computer will give you more than 30 different channels, including sports, movies and a range of other channels. Sky will also be offering this as a subscription service to non-sky TV customers from August for between £15 and £40 per month. The company also state that they'll be using their newly acquired Wi-Fi service, The Cloud, to support Sky Go on the move.


Posted by Brumski over 5 years ago
"will launch on the 7th of June"

Do you mean July?
Posted by acpsd775 over 5 years ago
its the 6th of july this taked direct from the sky player website

You may recently have received an e-mail from us telling you about some changes we're making to Sky Player and Sky Mobile TV. On the 6th July we'll be launching a new service called Sky Go which will replace our current Sky Player and Sky Mobile TV service. Sky Go will give Sky Customers access to TV from Sky on a range of devices including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and laptops in line with their Sky TV subscription at no extra cost.
Posted by mpellatt over 5 years ago
Slightly off-topic, but it's a shame they can't get Anytime+ working on Amstrad 780 boxes first.
Posted by undecidedadrian over 5 years ago
"Clearly the consumer appetite is there, and it's growing. In responding to that, and to create even more value, choice and flexibility for our customers"

So why have they removed the Sky player service for Win7 Windows media center?

That is reducing choice and for a pretty popular online service.

Why can't they say they have now jumped into bed with Apple and be done with it?

Also the cloud has about 4200 hot spots so not a great deal of coverage there.
Posted by acpsd775 over 5 years ago
@undecidedadrian i agree i was pritty p'd off they were taking it out of 7 media centre i prefer to use it in that than the web version but at least its staying on the 360 and wont count towards the 2 device usage (effectively a 3rd device according to a respond on the sky player blog from sky anyway)
Posted by AndrueC over 5 years ago
I'd like to see them open Anytime+ up to other broadband providers. I'm in no huge hurry though. Anytime+ is only 'iPlayer for Sky' and aside from films no HD content either last I heard.

I hardly ever use iPlayer because my PVRs are more than good enough and Anytime+ has even less value because everything on Sky gets repeated two or three times a week anyway.
Posted by offcs over 5 years ago
£15? I pay £8 per month at the moment for Sky Sports on the iPhone 4. Sounds like a stealth price increase.
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