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PS4 to get Sky Go and Now TV apps later this year

Sony console gets nod ahead of Microsoft's Xbox One
Thu May 01 2014, 11:51

Sony PS4 controlerBRITISH BROADCASTER Sky announced on Thursday that Sky Go and Now TV apps will become available on the Sony Playstation 4 (PS4) games console later this year.

Sky announced the partnership during its third quarter earnings call on Wednesday, revealing that Now TV will arrive in the PS4 this summer, with Sky Go set to follow later in the year.

The firm has yet to reveal any further details about the apps, but the announcement means that PS4 owners will soon be able to log into their Sky account to watch TV shows and films through the games console.

Sky has announced what users will be able to watch, though, saying, "Sky Go includes all six Sky Sports channels, Eurosport, 11 Sky Movies channels, great entertainment from Sky Atlantic and third party channels such as FOX, plus hours of shows from Nickelodeon and others."

The firm added, "Now TV is the contract-free internet streaming service from Sky that provides instant access to hundreds of films from Sky Movies on demand, pay as you go access to live Sky Sports and must see shows on 10 of the best pay TV channels including Sky1, Sky Atlantic and Sky Living."

Its latest partnership with Sony wasn't all Sky had to boast about during its earnings call. The firm revealed that it added 70,000 broadband customers during the quarter, along with 74,000 new TV subscribers. However, despite this growth, the firm saw its profits slip, with the broadcaster seeing £623m in profit this quarter, down from £736m a year ago.

Sky CEO Jerry Darroch was optimistic, however. He said, "We have had a strong third quarter and continued to grow at an accelerated rate as customers respond to the quality and breadth of our offering.

"Nine months into our plans for the year, we have added almost a third more new paid-for subscription products than in the same period last year." µ

 

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