Feeds

Sky to open net telly channels to all

Pay to view over the internet

Reducing security risks from open source software

Sky is to enter the IPTV arena with an internet-hosted TV service of its own.

The station will launch before July this year, the satellite broadcaster pledged, and it'll see many of Sky's existing channels, including Sky Movies, being streamed over the net to a range of devices.

Sky promised owners of "PCs, Macs, laptops, tablets, mobile phones, games consoles and connected TVs" will be able to access the service.

How the financial side will work is unclear. Sky already makes streams of its content available to satellite subscribers. It promised other folk will be able to view its channels over the internet with "no minimum contract" - pay to view, in other words.

The current service, Sky Go, will continue as "a bonus service for existing Sky TV customers".

Sky's scheme was undoubtedly spurred by the arrival of US movie streamer Netflix to the UK and the price and content fight with local rival the Amazon-owned Lovefilm.

Both streaming services are hindered by the limited range of material they offer to watch. Sky has content in spades and since it already has the rights to stream much of that material to its customers, it's in a good position to extend those rights deals to paying punters who are not subscribers. ®

Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable

More from The Register

next story
Child diagnosed as allergic to iPad
Apple's fondleslab is the tablet dermatitis sufferers won't want to take
Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops
Redmond's chief salesman: We're taking 'hard' decisions
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
Seventh-gen SPARC silicon will accelerate Oracle databases
Uncle Larry's mutually-optimised stack to become clearer in August
EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers
El Reg cops a squint at investigatory letters
prev story

Whitepapers

Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.