SKY Television has launched a brand new service, “SKY Online” allowing consumers to download and stream content over the internet.
Phase one of the new service will only be available to SKY subscribers, with the second phase, scheduled for launch later in the year.
Initially, over 500 hours of content will be available, including movies currently screening on SKY Movies 1, 2, MGM and Rialto, delayed sports broadcasts from SKY Sport 1,2 and 3, SKY Sport Highlights and a selection from “START UP”, SKY’s basic tier channels.
The second phase of the service will offer the SKY Box Office movies, live sport from SKY Sport 1, 2, and 3 and additional content from the basic tier.
SKY’s Chief Executive, John Fellet says, “This new service has been developed as part of SKY’s philosophy to provide New Zealand consumers with anything, anywhere, anytime on a variety of different platforms”
“SKY Online will provide New Zealand consumers with even more viewing choices and options, giving them the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of movies, sport and entertainment programmes” says Fellet.
SKY already broadcasts more than 100 channels on both its satellite and UHF networks, partners with TelstraClear to deliver content via cable, with Vodafone to provide an 8 channel mobile service, launched satellite delivered video on demand in July 2007 and will roll out the next generation of high definition MYSKY personal video recorders in July of this year.