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Sky adds catch-up TV service to Sky+

Also unveils 2TB set-top box and support for Zeebox on its Sky+ Ipad app
Wed Sep 26 2012, 16:59

BRITISH BROADCASTER Sky has strengthened its Sky+ electronic programme guide with the introduction of a catch-up TV service.

The new seven-day "catch up TV" section of Sky's On Demand service lets customers keep up to date with programmes from Sky, ITV Player and Demand 5.

Sky said that free-to-view shows from the bigger channels such as BBC Iplayer aren't supported yet, but will be arriving this Autumn, with 4oD's programming becoming available in early 2013.

As part of the launch, Sky also unveiled a new set-top box with 2TB storage. Providing the same functionality as the existing 1TB Sky+ HD box, the new model offers 350 hours of HD content - three times more HD TV than rival Virgin Media.

Sky also announced today that it has added Zeebox functionality to its Sky+ Ipad app.

"Through the app, which goes live this week, Sky customers can interact more fully with content, following and contributing to online chat via an in-built Twitter feed, plus gain access to a range of extra information related to the show they are watching," the firm said in a statement.

Last week Sky signed a deal with Warner Brothers studio that well let it keep the film company's content off rival services like Lovefilm and Netflix for at least a year. The firms announced a "comprehensive film agreement", explaining that it covers existing and upcoming movies. µ


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