Sky has announced a new broadband platform that will enable viewers to watch Premiership highlights as well as comedy clips and movie trailers on their PC – at a price, of course. It’s also teamed up with BT to provide the broadband connection via ADSL.
Called Sky Scape (//skyscape.sky.com), the new service will bring together all of Sky’s broadband content – some of which was previously available free of charge – into one big subscription-driven website. Sky Scape promises to deliver sporting action from the UEFA Champions League, Barclays Premiership, European Tour Golf, Test cricket and domestic boxing highlights.
Other content includes short films from Britain’s independent directors courtesy of BritShorts, showbiz gossip and movie trailers from MyMovies.Net, and comedy clips from Paramount.
The price of Sky Scape is £4 a month, or £30 per year for Sky subscribers and £5 a month (£40 a year) for non subscribers. Free one month trials are available for non Sky subscribers (two months for Sky subscribers).
Those without broadband can now take advantage of a Sky/BT broadband offer. This includes
* Free BT modem (normal price £40)
* Free BT broadband connection (usually £30)
* Free subscription to Sky Scape for 12 months (usually £30)
However, subscribers will have to pay £27 a month for BT’s ADSL connection – that’s if it is available in their area.