Sky are updating their Anytime+ service, announcing that they’ve signed a deal that will see the BBC’s iPlayer and the ITV Player VOD platforms be added to their own video-on-demand portal.
Sky have also announced that, for the first time, the Sky Anytime+ platform (which allows Sky subscribers to access a massive catalogue of video content from across Sky’s portfoloio of channels copared to the regular, curated Anytime service) will be rolled out to all Sky+HD subscribers with a broadband internet connection, regardless of the internet service provider they use.
Previously, Sky Anytime+ was only available to Sky Broadband subscribers.
“We want customers to get the best out of their Sky subscription and Anytime+ is a great way to give them more control and choice over how they enjoy TV,” said Jeremy Darroch, Sky’s Chief Executive.
“We already know how popular Sky+ is and how it puts customers back in charge of their TV viewing. Anytime+ builds on that control and it’s no wonder we’ve seen such strong demand for it.
“Sky Anytime+ will go from strength to strength in 2012 and we are delighted that the addition of the BBC iPlayer and ITV Player will allow customers to also enjoy the best of terrestrial TV, whenever they want. We’re also delighted to be able to widen access to the service so that millions more Sky customers can enjoy the added flexibility it offers.”
No word on when the roll-out will begin, but Sky state that the service will soon be available to over 5 million Sky+HD subscribers, building on the 1.2 million Sky Broadband users who already have access to Anytime+.
By Gerald Lynch | January 30th, 2012