Sky's Entertainment Channels Now Available On-Demand on Sky Go
(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire) -- 07/05/12 --
A selection of on-demand content from digital TV channels, Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living and Sky Arts 1, is now available via Sky Go on all compatible mobile devices. A wide selection of on-demand content is already available on Sky Go via Xbox 360, PC and Mac.
On-demand programme highlights customers will be able to enjoy this summer include Armando Iannucci's latest comedy series Veep (Sky Atlantic), The Book Show (Sky Arts 1), paranormal drama series Bedlam (Sky Living), and An Idiot Abroad 2 (Sky 1).
Holly Knill, Product Director of Sky Go, comments:
"We're always working to ensure that Sky customers have the widest choice of content available to watch as and when they want it. Whether it's new and exclusive comedy shows like Veep and Alan Partridge or entertainment shows including Smash and A League of Their Own, this is exactly what the updated version of Sky Go delivers. Entertainment shows like Sky Atlantic's Game of Thrones and Sky 1's An Idiot Abroad have proven popular on the platform; a trend we expect to continue with the flexibility of on-demand viewing."
The addition of Sky Entertainment channels on-demand continues to expand the portfolio of content available on Sky Go, which is available on a bonus basis to Sky Digital TV customers.
The service also offers eight sports channels including Eurosport, in time for 2012's huge summer of sport. Highlights include the Olympics, the continuing Formula 1™ season and the start of 2012 - 2013 Barclays Premier League. Sky Movies customers can enjoy eleven Sky Movies channels on Sky Go, as well as hundreds of movies on-demand including Rio and X-Men: First Class. In addition, on-demand content is available on Sky Go for PC, laptops, Xbox for a selection of channels from Sky and has been since launch.
More information on the latest Sky Go service is available from sky.com/skygo.
NOTES TO EDITORS
About Sky Go
Sky Go brings together online and mobile TV in a simple service for Sky TV customers at no extra cost. Available on PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, selected Android smartphones and Xbox 360, Sky Go allows Sky customers to watch content in line with their subscription while on the move in the UK and Ireland through a 3G or WiFi connection. Each Sky home is entitled to register up to two devices, through which they can enjoy access to live channels and, selected on-demand content.
On computers customers can access up to 40 live TV channels,, including all six Sky Sports channels, Sky Movies, Sky News, Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Arts, MTV, Disney, G.O.LD, Nickelodeon, NatGeo, History, Eden, Eurosport and ESPN, supported by an extensive library of on-demand content. Sky Go is also available to non-Sky TV customers, with monthly subscriptions priced from GBP 15-GBP 40.
Compatible iOs mobile devices: iPhone 3GS and above, iPad 1 & 2 and iPod touch 4th generation.
Compatible Android handsets:
-- HTC Desire
-- HTC Desire S
-- HTC Desire HD
-- HTC Incredible S
-- HTC Sensation
-- HTC Sensation XE
-- Samsung Galaxy S
-- Samsung Galaxy S2
Sky entertains and excites more than 10.5 million homes through the most comprehensive multichannel, multi-platform television service in the UK and Ireland. Sky continues to break new ground with its own portfolio of channels: Sky 1 combines its commitment to UK production with the best of the US; Sky Living pushes ahead with fresh and innovative entertainment formats; Sky Arts is the UK's only dedicated arts channel brand; Sky Atlantic is the home to HBO and other iconic drama and comedy, Sky Sports is still raising the bar in sports broadcasting; Sky News remains a pioneer in television news; and Sky Movies is leading the way in High Definition and on-demand.
Sky also works with dozens of other broadcasters on the satellite platform, as well as online and on mobile through the ground-breaking Sky Go service. Sky has also led the UK into the age of high definition television, launched Europe's first 3DTV channel, Sky 3D, and offers customer even more flexibility and choice through Sky Anytime+, its internet-delivered video on demand service. Since launching Sky Broadband and Sky Talk in 2006, the company has also been the UK's fastest-growing home communications provider.
Sky believes in making a wider contribution to the communities in which it operates, not least by increasing participation in, and access to, the arts, supporting grassroots sports, and taking positive action on the environment.
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