Feeds

Sky Anytime+ to pipe BBC iPlayer

ITV also coming to catchup service

Top three mobile application threats

Sky punters will be able to view BBC and ITV programmes in Sky's video-on-demand catchup service, Sky Anytime+, in a pact announced today.

ITV will open up its archive tomorrow and offer a seven-day catchup service later this year, via ITV Player. The BBC's archive is already available thanks to Sky's deal with UK TV, but Auntie will also offer a catchup service of the previous seven days of telly, via iPlayer, sometime this year.

iPlayer is deeply integrated into Virgin Media's service already, and is also available via BT Vision. Anytime+ is used by 1.2 million Sky households, and more should have the capability by the end of 2012.

The service removes the need for a TV recorder, although it lacks some of the conveniences offered by a Sky+ or a TiVO box. And it needs an internet connection – although Sky says it has dropped the requirement that this must be a Sky broadband connection.

Only ITV archive material, including Prime Suspect, Lewis and Cold Feet, is available from tomorrow - but later in the year, Sky Anytime+ customers should be able to get access to the previous seven days of BBC and ITV output.

Time-shifting is rapidly growing in popularity as people take advantage of the flexibility of the technology. Sky says Anytime+ viewing increased 80 per cent in the last three months of 2011. However linear television viewing has also increased, up 8 per cent in the past two years.

The BBC has insisted that the iPlayer branding should be part of any licensing deal - whereas Sky just wanted the shows. ®

Top three mobile application threats

More from The Register

next story
Sorry London, Europe's top tech city is Munich
New 'Atlas of ICT Activity' finds innovation isn't happening at Silicon Roundabout
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
High Fidelity Pure Audio – is this what your ears have been waiting for?
MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling
Bitcoin baron says he needs another lawyer for FinCEN chat
Did a date calculation bug just cost hard-up Co-op Bank £110m?
And just when Brit banking org needs £400m to stay afloat
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Apple DOMINATES the Valley, rakes in more profit than Google, HP, Intel, Cisco COMBINED
Cook & Co. also pay more taxes than those four worthies PLUS eBay and Oracle
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a defence for mobile apps
In this whitepaper learn the various considerations for defending mobile applications; from the mobile application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies needed to properly assess mobile applications risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.