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      Sky Unveils Range of Product Innovations for 2012

      At its half year results today Sky announced a range of exciting new products and innovations giving more choice and value to customers and more reasons than ever before to join Sky. This innovation supports the continued growth of Sky which is now in more homes than ever before (10.5 million), with customers taking a record numbers of products (26.8 million) across Skys growing range of entertainment and home communications services.

      The announcements included:

      The launch of a brand new internet TV service: Sky to Launch New Internet TV Service

      Sky today unveiled plans to launch a new service allowing customers to watch some of its most popular content over the internet. Taking advantage of the rapid growth in broadband-connected devices, and building on Skys experience in multi-platform TV, the new service will be an additional choice for people who dont currently subscribe to a pay TV service. Launching in the first half of this year, it will provide instant and simple access to a range of popular Sky content, including hundreds of films from Sky Movies at launch and expanding to offer sport and entertainment soon afterwards. The new service will be available across a wide range of connected devices, including PCs, Macs, laptops, tablets, mobile phones, games consoles and connected TVs. Available to anyone in the UK with a broadband connection, people will be able to watch on a pay-monthly or pay-as-you-go basis.

      Further innovation in broadband:Sky builds on broadband growth with increased coverage, 10,000 WiFi hotspots and new fibre launch

      To cement Skys position as the UKs fastest-growing home broadband and phone provider, a number of new enhancements will give even greater choice and value, including:

      - Building out Skys network to reach even more UK homes: Sky is extending its network footprint to bring great value broadband to 88% of the UK by June 2013. This means more than a million extra homes will be covered by Skys network. Sky continues to be the only ISP to guarantee not to manage the speeds of any customer on its network.

      - Providing customers with free WiFi wherever they are: Sky will shortly launch its public WiFi service, powered by The Cloud. This means Sky Broadband Unlimited customers will get free access to more than 10,000 hotspots across the UK including Caffe Nero, Pizza Express and Wagamama.

      - Adding choice with Sky Broadband Unlimited Fibre: Sky is to give customers even more choice by adding a new fibre broadband product to its range from April. For 20 a month customers will be able to access download speeds of up to 40 megabits with a totally unlimited product that has no usage caps.

      Making Sky Anytime+ available in more than 5 million homes as well as adding BBC iPlayer and ITV Player: Sky Anytime+ goes from strength to strength with more content and increased reach

      Sky yesterday announced a series of enhancements to its video on demand service, Sky Anytime+, giving people more choice of programmes and making it available to millions more homes for the first time. BBC iPlayer and ITV Player will be added to Anytime+ later this year, and Sky is making the service available to all Sky+HD homes with an internet connection, across all broadband providers by Easter this year. ITV archive content, including popular boxsets such as Prime Suspect, Lewis and Cold Feet, is now live on the service.

      Sky Go comes to Android; Sky Atlantic, Sky 1, Sky Living, Sky Arts and Sky Sports F1 join the service: Sky Views

      In February Sky Go will launch on Android, starting with a selection of HTC and Samsung smartphones. At the same time a range of new content will also be added to the service including Sky 1, Sky Living, Sky Arts 1 and in March, Sky Sports F1. Sky Atlantic is live on existing Sky Go platforms from today.

      Stephen van Rooyen, MD of Skys Sales and Marketing Group, comments: Sky is reaching more homes than ever and those homes are taking more products from us. We are delighted with the response from our customers to the likes of Sky+HD, Sky Broadband and Sky Go. However, we are a business built on innovation and we have a very exciting year ahead, whether with the launch of a brand new internet TV service, supercharging Sky Anytime+ or adding fibre and free WiFi to the UKs fastest growing broadband service.


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      Re: Sky Unveils Range of Product Innovations for 2012

      I think I pretty much screamed like a girl to all of these

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      Re: Sky Unveils Range of Product Innovations for 2012

      Well I be going for new internet TV service save me a packet costs over 60pounds a month at the moment got to be cheaper with this new option see Sky losing Money big time think they making a mistake.

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      Re: Sky Unveils Range of Product Innovations for 2012

      This Internet TV initiative signals the beginning of the end for satellite TV IMO.

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      Re: Sky Unveils Range of Product Innovations for 2012

      Another little product launching this year:

      From later this year, Sky customers will also be able to use a zeebox powered Sky app to access their Sky+ box on the move, so they can manage their Sky+ recording remotely

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      Re: Sky Unveils Range of Product Innovations for 2012

      Quote Originally Posted by buddbuttocks View Post
      This Internet TV initiative signals the beginning of the end for satellite TV IMO.
      I wonder if Sky are thinking this, hence why they have invested so much in the new network etc


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      Is it me or is Sky Store new on anytime plus. Looks like a much bigger ppv library.

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      Re: Sky Unveils Range of Product Innovations for 2012

      Well you would think it would be cheaper than slinging satelites into space, however the bandwidth required would be immense, it would be like every single subscriber downloading torrents 24/7.
      Anyway Ground doesnt have the same ring to it as Sky.
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      Re: Sky Unveils Range of Product Innovations for 2012

      Quote Originally Posted by reddwarfcrew View Post
      Is it me or is Sky Store new on anytime plus. Looks like a much bigger ppv library.
      It appeared either on Monday or Tuesday. I can't recall which now and yes it is all Sky Box Office.

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      Re: Sky Unveils Range of Product Innovations for 2012

      Quote Originally Posted by dholdi View Post
      Well you would think it would be cheaper than slinging satellites into space, however the bandwidth required would be immense, it would be like every single subscriber downloading torrents 24/7.
      Actually the IPTV system delivers the individual channels to the local telephone exchange, then anyone watching that particular channel gains access to the live stream.

      So if there were, for example, 50 channels, it would only be like having 50 people streaming video at once on each exchange.

      Quote Originally Posted by dholdi View Post
      Anyway Ground doesnt have the same ring to it as Sky.
      Would Murdoch work for BGroundB PLC?

      The biggest losers for moving Sky to an IPTV style system would be the ex-pats who currently use the Sky STBs across Europe.

      Next would be the likes of Freesat who would become the sole UK & Ireland users of the satellites at 28.2 east, unless they also moved across to IPTV.

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