Sky adds catch-up TV to Sky+ boxes, BBC iPlayer imminent

Sky has revamped the on-demand service on its Sky+ boxes by adding a dedicated seven-day Catch Up TV section.

Available now, Catch Up TV contains programmes from Sky’s channels (Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living and Sky Arts) along with ITV Player and Demand 5 from Channel 5.

The rearranged service also paves the way for BBC iPlayer content, due soon, and Channel 4 catch-up programmes via 4oD, which joins Sky’s on-demand platform in early 2013.  

Sky says that the update brings programmes from “the most popular free-to-air and pay channels all seamlessly integrated into the Sky+ experience.”

The section is separated into categories, including being able to search by most popular, by genre, by series name and by the day of broadcast.

Sky Catch Up On Demand

The On Demand name replaces the Sky Anytime+ branding. This service continues to provide access to the library of “box set” collections containing series such as Mad Men, An Idiot Abroad and Mad Dogs, which can be watched by Sky subscribers for no extra fee.

Sky’s On Demand content can be accessed by attaching a Sky+ box to a broadband router using any service provider.

More info: Sky

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