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Sky launches Anytime TV for HD users

March 27th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Sky has launched its Anytime on TV service for users of Sky+ and Sky HD receivers. The new service showcases a selection of the week’s programmes on-demand. From today, Anytime on TV is available to all Sky HD customers; the service will be rolled out to users of the main Sky+ service in coming weeks.
Until today, significant portions of the SkySTB hard drive have been annexed from the users. Now the additional storage capacity will be used to automatically store selected programmes for viewing on-demand.
Up to thirty hours of programming with be downloaded to an STB, which can be viewed or added to the Sky Planner. After seven days, newer programmes are added and old ones deleted.
To access Sky Anytime viewers simply go to their TV guide and select the red button to access the dedicated Anytime on TV listings.
Stephen Van Rooyen, Sky Director of Product Management said: “Sky+ has already given millions of people freedom from their TV schedule, helping viewers to enjoy more of the TV they want to watch. Anytime on TV helps our customers get even more out of Sky+ by presenting them with highlights of the weeks’ programmes to watch on demand, shows that they might not otherwise have found and which they can then transfer to their Sky+ box to series link and watch every week.”
Anytime features material culled from Sky One, Sky Movies, Sky Sports, Sky Arts, National Geographic, The History Channel, Biography, Crime & Investigation Network, Adventure One, Disney and Turner, and where relevant their respective HD channels.

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1 response so far ↓

  • 1 JF // Mar 28, 2007 at 11:02 am

    Sky Anytime is a crock of the proverbial…

    Half my hard disc is taken up with stuff that I don’t want to watch or can’t watch. I’d rather have the space for sky+.

    Why download movies for me? I don’t subscribe in the first place so why bother? Why not use my sky+ programmes or my preferences to work out what programmes I might want.


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