It has become abundantly clear recently that customers are increasingly choosing to watch their TV programmes on-demand on mobile devices and tablets as opposed to tuning in when it is first broadcast. The move that internet service providers have made to offer unlimited broadband to their customers has allowed this demand to grow – there are no longer restrictions on how many episodes can be watched before there are extra charges. “Sky has announced that more than 2.3 million Sky customers are now watching TV on-demand through their internet connected Sky TV boxes.
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Sky News Update: The broadcasting and broadband company say they are interested in launching an App for Google’s Chromecast device. The broadcasting company have only just released it’s NowTV box, a low cost box that allows consumers to stream programmes, watch on-demand television and catch up on programmes they may have missed, through their broadband connection. The benefit of this box is that it only costs ten pounds and there is no contract for the consumer; they do not need to be a subscribing customer.
In a world dominated by iPhones, Androids and BlackBerrys the demand to have entertainment on the go is growing all the time and in order to meet this demand Sky are adding the service SkyGo Extra to the already established SkyGo. This addition, for £5 per month on top of your Sky bill, allows you to download content and watch at a later time even offline.
Sky News Update: Sky is delighted to announce that for summer it will be turning one channel into a cricket only channel, showing events such as The Ashes. For all you enthusiastic cricket fans out there, good news! Sky is making the decision to turn its ever popular Sky Sports 2 channel into a channel specifically for coverage of all the cricket this summer. This will provide action from the best of this summers cricket, from women, and men and even youth matches, as well of course this summer’s Ashes match. This cricket extravaganza will start on the 30th June and will go on to the very en...
It seems every year Sky releases a new sky box for their existing customers to upgrade to, and for new potential customers to buy. This year is no different. Sky has recently released the Sky+HD 2TB Box
Sky has a huge range of Products and channels available for public use when bought. They offer TV channels such as Sky Sports, Sky Movies, Sky One and many more
The purpose of this new Sky box is to allow consumers to watch programmes over the internet such as Sky Sports or Sky Movies without an actual Sky subscription or satellite dish. However to watch these services consumers will have to buy a days pass for approximately ten pounds. Users can also use internet services such as iPlayer and 4oD on their televisions too, as well as using other services like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Spotify.
Sky News Update: The release of a new Sky+ HD box that incorporates wireless technology permits customers more freedom for catch-up and On Demand television. Sky have just announced the launch of their new Wi-Fi connected box, meaning that users no longer have to worry about where their TV is positioned, as proximity to the router is no longer a matter.
Sky news update: Sky Movies are offering up a feast of decade specific movies for the month of September: a week per decade starting with the seventies. Whatever your preference when it comes to movies, Sky have got the perfect package this September as they serve up four weeks of movies all dedicated to the best of each decade.
Sky News Update: To remain competitive against rival BT, Sky Sports have added a further 16 live Premier League football matches to their broadcast schedules. The December and New Year line-up on Sky Sports has had a mini-makeover in light of the new competition from BT Sport and their dedication to all things Premier League. These changes will mean that Sky Sports football coverage will be the largest they have ever broadcast. All of the fixtures that are tipped to be broadcast live will form the most comprehensive coverage of the Barclays Premier League that Sky Sports have ever offered.
Sky news update: Sky Sports have released an app for the series between England and Australia, the Ashes Event Centre, for access to in depth information. The Ashes is arguably the biggest event in the English and Australian cricketing calendar and this year it’s being hosted by England, both teams’ captains are entering their first Ashes series in their new roles. In addition to this, England are favourites
Sky news update: During this summer of major cricket action, Sky Sports opted to create dedicated channel to offer extensive coverage of the Ashes series. England facing Australia in cricket is one of the oldest and most famous events in the sporting calendar.
Sky news update: Sky has multiple apps available for purchase on the apple and Android market place. Their most bought is their Sky news app. The app itself is split into several different sections these are: News, Live TV, Bulletins and Your Report. Each one has a particular purpose and is easy to use. News: This section of the Sky News app includes the day’s breaking news; it is the most commonly viewed section of the app due to it including the top stories of the day so you can easily access the news as you progress through your day.
Sky news update: multiscreen is a service currently being offered by Sky to users. It gives users the ability to watch different shows in different rooms. Have you ever been watching your favourite program in one room and somebody else has changed the channel in another and interrupted your viewing pleasure? Well Sky Multiscreen removes this problem. With multiscreen you receive several special services. You can access Sky TV in as many rooms as you wish with your special package. In each room you can watch a different television program's simultaneously.
Sky news update: as the battle rages on between Sky and BT, who triumphs over the other with regards to broadband services is becoming gradually clearer. Sky have worked hard over the years to establish their name in the pay-TV market by offering shows and options that is unrivalled, and now that BT have expanded their services to include the broadband, telephone and television service there is a real rival on the scene for Sky.
Sky news update: the infamous cricket competition between England and Australia will get underway in the last week of November, and Sky will be there. During the summer’s Ashes series, held in England, Sky Sports made sure every ball was covered and even changed the name of their flagship channel Sky Sports 2 to Sky Sports Ashes. This allowed for some very comprehensive coverage as there was not only live action from every Test match played in this most elite of series, but there was also the chance to watch the warm-up matches, some county games as well as all of the matches between the two...
Sky news update: the Sky Academy has been unveiled by England’s footballing legend, David Beckham. The Academy has a seven-year target for young people. The Sky Academy is designed to reach out to more than a million young people in the hope of providing them with sporting opportunities that will also help them to grow. With the target of reaching this one million capped at the year 2020, there is a big push in place for the launch.
Free to air, flagship television channel ITV have announced the launch of their newest channel, ITV Encore, on a digital medium – through Sky television. Despite it being more than a decade since the world bid farewell to ITV Digital, the company have come back with a vengeance in order to stream some of their shows on Sky
When customers take out a standard Sky television subscription package it is now normal procedure for them to receive a Sky+ box, allowing them to record TV. The ability to record, pause and rewind live television is something that has become very popular, very fast.
After 25 years of service, Murdoch and his team at Sky are celebrating the milestone that launched Sky television and all the entertainment they unleashed. Murdoch was quoted as saying “it’s on a wing and a prayer” when he and his team launched Sky television for the first time on 5th February 1989.
Sky are launching new tv packages through their Now TV service which allows customers to receive the Sky packages without having to install a satellite dish. Sky have always been famous for offering bundles for internet, home phone and television services but now they have made a move to allow their customers to receive the services offered by Sky without having to install a satellite dish in their home.
It would appear that with the new year has come a new agreement between bitter rivals Virgin Media and Sky. The evidence? Virgin Media has today announced that both Sky News HD and Sky Sports News HD are now available on their service at no additional charge to customers who have opted to take up their Media XL package.
A brand new channel, airing 24/7, is set to launch on Sky, Freeview and Virgin Media on the 31st March 2014, covering culture and current affairs in London. The new channel, entitled London Live, will be launched on all of the respective broadcasting giants as of the final day in March 2014. In an endeavour to cover the most interesting and fascinating aspects of life in London, the channel will launch with a show called London Go.
If you're a Sky subscriber, one of the main draws that brought you to the company may well have been their immense range of sporting events, coming under the Sky Sports umbrella. Well, if that's the case, then prepare to have your decision justified because Sky have announced that 2014 was their best year for sporting output ever, dwarfing last years record for football alone by 29% and promoting more women's sports than ever before. But how to those numbers shake down, and did the increase in sporting output work out as good value for money? Let's find out.
Sky are investigating Firstsource over potential fraud and 'data leaks', read more about the news here
It's far from a surprise that Sky wants to do everything Virgin Media does better than Virgin Media ever could. On all areas, from home phone to TV via broadband, the two companies are incredibly competitive. One area where Sky have been unable to match the Branson led company on, however, has been with mobile phone deals. For a number of years now Virgin have operated Virgin Mobile, a virtual mobile network which rebrands EE's network and is offered by Virgin to its customers in special deals. Those deals are often called 'quad-play' packages and feature TV, broadband, home telephone and mobi...
Sky Sports have added 13 more games in May, meaning more vital football than ever in the title race.
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