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.