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January 22, 2013

Sky Launches Movie Subscription Service Sky Go Extra

By David Delony, Contributing Writer

Sky, a United Kingdom-based satellite TV provider, has recently launched a new subscription service, Sky Go Extra, that lets subscribers download the latest Hollywood movies to their devices.

"Building on the ever-growing popularity of Sky Go, Sky Go Extra lets Sky customers download great movies and TV shows to take with them to watch offline whenever and wherever suits them, as well as access to Sky Go on up to four internet-connected devices,”  Stephen van Rooyen, managing director of Sales and Marketing at Sky said in a statement. “Together with our comprehensive On Demand service and our range of award-winning apps, we continue to deliver helpful and innovative ways for Sky customers to enjoy even more flexibility over when, where and how they enjoy Sky."

For $7.93 per month, Sky customers can download films like “Avengers Assemble”, “Sherlock Holmes, Game of Shadows” and “Pirates In An Adventure with Scientists” on up to four devices, including PCs, smartphones and tablets. They can then watch them up to 30 days later, and watch the movies again for up to 48 hours. If that’s not enough, Sky Go Extra also contains the entire library of James Bond movies.

Since the movies are downloaded to the devices, viewers can watch them anywhere, even if a Wi-Fi or 3G/4G connection is unavailable. It’s the first service in the U.K. and Ireland that allows viewers to download movies.

In addition to movies, a number of TV shows are also available for download from major channels such as Sky Atlantic, Sky 1, Sky Living, Sky Arts, Nickelodeon and Disney (News - Alert).

Sky Go already lets subscribers watch streaming content from up to 43 channels. Sky Go Extra doubles the number of authorized devices from two to four. Sky claims that over three million unique viewers per quarter use the service.

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Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli
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