Sky TV has added Channel 4 on Demand content to its range of Sky on Demand services from today, at no additional cost to the existing Sky customer.
Access to programmes from Channel 4, E4, More4 and Film4, will be added to internet-connected Sky boxes via the 4oD portal, completing the Sky on Demand service line-up.
The 4oD content joins Sky’s already blossoming amount of on Demand programming, which includes shows from Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, the BBC, ITV and National Geographic.
“The way people enjoy TV is changing as customers embrace technology to take control over their viewing. We know customers have busier lives than ever, which is why we’ve created the most comprehensive catch-up service in the UK,” said Luke Bradley-Jones, Sky’s Director of TV Products. “Over 2 million Sky customers have already connected their Sky box to the internet so they can enjoy our full catch-up and On Demand service.”
Sky Go users will also have access to the back catalogue of box-sets from classic Channel 4 shows, as the channel becomes the first terrestrial network to offer content on the internet and mobile Sky TV service. Although not currently available on Sky Go, Film4 and E4 content will be available on the mobile platform soon.
“Offering great TV from Channel 4 on demand on Sky and on Sky Go at no extra charge is all part of our continued commitment to offer our customers the best combination of content and innovation,” added Bradley-Jones.
Sky Go Extra subscribers will be able to download 4oD content to watch offline on their tablets and smartphones too, including episodes of Father Ted, the IT Crowd and The Inbetweeners.
“The launch of our successful VOD service, 4oD, on the Sky on demand and Sky Go platforms this month will extend the reach of our content to enable even more viewers to enjoy our wide range of programmes,” commented Channel 4’s Director of Commercial and Business Development, Sarah Rose. “And through the recent arrival of More4 HD and much anticipated launch of Film4 HD in September, we’re delighted to complete the roll out of our HD portfolio.”
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The Sky Go app is available on all iOS devices including the iPhone 5 and iPad mini, but its rollout to Android devices is decidedly slower. Currently, Sky Go can be downloaded to a select few Android handsets including the Google Nexus 4, Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC Desire X.
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