Feeds

Sky unveils VoD service

BB access due later in the year

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Sky has unveiled details of a video-on-demand (VoD) service which gives punters access to sport and movies via a broadband connection

The media giant reckons "Sky by broadband" gives customers greater choice to watch stuff when and where they like.

Sky's VoD service is available to subscribers of two or more premium channels at no extra charge and lets them download movies and highlights from Sky Sports onto their PCs. With more than 200 movies available and a thousand sports clips to choose from, the satellite broadcaster reckons it is onto a winner.

Of course, this is only part of the picture. Later in the year Sky intends to roll-out its own broadband access product - a direct result of its £211m acquisition of EasyNet.

A spokesman for the company declined to say exactly when Sky would add net access to its portfolio of services, but confirmed it would be "later this year".

As well as broadband VoD, Sky has also unveiled a service that beams its content to mobile-phone users.

"Families' entertainment needs are changing fast and audiences increasingly expect to be able to access content whenever and wherever they want," said Sky's chief operating officer, Richard Freudenstein.

"We are giving millions of viewers the ability to download movies legally or to keep up with Sky on the move," he said. ®

Security for virtualized datacentres

More from The Register

next story
TEEN RAMPAGE: Kids in iPhone 6 'Will it bend' YouTube 'prank'
iPhones bent in Norwich? As if the place wasn't weird enough
Consumers agree to give up first-born child for free Wi-Fi – survey
This Herod network's ace – but crap reception in bullrushes
Crouching tiger, FAST ASLEEP dragon: Smugglers can't shift iPhone 6s
China's grey market reports 'sluggish' sales of Apple mobe
Sea-Me-We 5 construction starts
New sub cable to go live 2016
New EU digi-commish struggles with concepts of net neutrality
Oettinger all about the infrastructure – but not big on substance
PEAK IPV4? Global IPv6 traffic is growing, DDoS dying, says Akamai
First time the cache network has seen drop in use of 32-bit-wide IP addresses
EE coughs to BROKEN data usage metrics BLUNDER that short-changes customers
Carrier apologises for 'inflated' measurements cockup
Comcast: Help, help, FCC. Netflix and pals are EXTORTIONISTS
The others guys are being mean so therefore ... monopoly all good, yeah?
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.