Sky Anytime+ No Longer Needs Sky Broadband
Sky’s on-demand service Sky Anytime+ has been around for a while, but Sky have been holding it to themselves, only allowing Sky Broadband customers access. Today however, that’s all changed, and from now on Sky Anytime+ will be available to any Sky+HD home with a ANY broadband connection.
Sky Anytime+ gives access to around 1,000 hours of content from various Sky Channels, and partner channels on the Sky network. Earlier this year, Sky also announced new content agreements with the BBC and ITV with ITV archive content such as Secret Diary of A Call Girl and Cold Feet box sets available to customers immediately. BBC’s iPlayer service is due to arrive later this year. Popular programmes such as Doctor Who, Outnumbered and Top Gear are already available through Sky’s existing deal with UK TV.
Luke Bradley-Jones, Director of TV Products, Sky commented:
“It’s great to be able to bring our on demand service Sky Anytime+ to even more customers, helping them to get more out of their Sky subscription. We already know how popular Sky Anytime+ is and how the flexibility of the service gives customers more choice and control over how they watch an amazing range of content. We’ve seen strong demand for it to date which we hope to increase now that the service is available with any broadband provider.”
This announcement comes as Sky introduces a new, enhanced Sky+HD 1TB box with even more storage capacity for on demand content. Alongside the existing 1TB of personal storage, there is now a full additional terabyte of space dedicated to Sky Anytime showing the best of the week’s Sky TV and Movies.
Customers can access Anytime+ by simply connecting their Sky+ HD set-top box to their broadband router, either with an Ethernet wire or wireless connector, and activating the service on the website.
For more information and to activate the service visit: sky.com/shop/tv/anytime-plus/get-it-now
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