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    Sky News Delivers 24/7 Live News Directly on Apple TV to Viewers in the US, UK & Ireland

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      LONDON -- June 19, 2013 -- For the first time, Sky News is offering live 24/7 broadcast news on Apple TV, further extending its international reach. The service, which launches subscription free, will enable millions of Apple TV customers in the US, UK and Ireland to access live Sky News directly on their HDTV through Apple TV.

      Beginning today, Apple TV customers will see the Sky News icon on their homepage and with a single click, viewers will have access to a 24/7 live feed of Sky News’ award-winning coverage. This includes the latest breaking news from home and abroad as well as dedicated business, political and entertainment coverage. In addition to the live channel feed, viewers can catch up on specific stories at any time via an extensive on demand news library.

      John Ryley, Head of Sky News, commented: “Sky News is always interested in embracing technology that lets us reach our viewers wherever they want to watch our award-winning coverage. I’m thrilled that our world-class journalism is now being showcased to millions of Apple TV customers internationally. We look forward to continuing to broaden distribution of Sky News at home and abroad.”

      This agreement builds on Sky’s growing international channels business that already sees Sky News reach more than 100 million viewers across Europe, North America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The syndication and distribution of channels internationally is a growing part of Sky’s business as the company seeks to leverage the quality of its brands and content by making programming available to new audiences.

      Sky News is already available in the US via skynews.com. The US homepage was launched in November 2012 with a dedicated team focusing on tailored content for the region. Sky News is also accessible via Livestation, the largest aggregator of live television news online.


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      Re: Sky News Delivers 24/7 Live News Directly on Apple TV to Viewers in the US, UK & Ireland

      Just updating the software on mine now

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      Re: Sky News Delivers 24/7 Live News Directly on Apple TV to Viewers in the US, UK & Ireland

      I am an Apple fan & love my iPad/iPhone/Airport Express, but I've never tried AppleTV - I prefer linear channels to on demand content & AppleTV seems to have (to date) been all about downloaded/on demand content.

      The addition of Sky News is interesting - will it be in HD?

      Would be great if Sky one day strike a deal with Apple to allow Sky customers to access all of the channels from their Sky subscription via AppleTV.

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      Re: Sky News Delivers 24/7 Live News Directly on Apple TV to Viewers in the US, UK & Ireland

      Just had a play with mine. I have the 2nd gen. black Apple TV box.

      It's not in HD, but it's more than just a live feed. There are multiple categories to view, such as things like Weather, Top Stories, UK, Showbiz etc. It's similar to the Sky News iOS apps.

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      Re: Sky News Delivers 24/7 Live News Directly on Apple TV to Viewers in the US, UK & Ireland

      Of course it free for Apple TV but who paying for it us with our sky subs

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      Re: Sky News Delivers 24/7 Live News Directly on Apple TV to Viewers in the US, UK & Ireland

      Quote Originally Posted by James_Mitchell View Post
      I have the 2nd gen. black Apple TV box.
      I had the ATV2, nice bit of kit for streaming movies and music from a media library. Bought it for £99 and sold it for £157 18 months later as unlike the ATV3 it can be jailbroken!

      Might get a newer version again when (if), I finally ditch Sky and it's full 1080p now as well.

      Quote Originally Posted by totalwar View Post
      Of course it free for Apple TV but who paying for it us with our sky subs
      Yep, but that's also true on Freeview and Freesat.

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      Re: Sky News Delivers 24/7 Live News Directly on Apple TV to Viewers in the US, UK & Ireland

      Bought mine in the US for just over $100 so I avoided the UK convience tax. They are great if you have both a UK and US iTunes account as well.

      Hoping the trend continues and we start to see the other catch-up channels soon too.

      It is good for streaming from other iOS devices & Macs.

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      Re: Sky News Delivers 24/7 Live News Directly on Apple TV to Viewers in the US, UK & Ireland

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      LONDON -- June 19, 2013 -- For the first time, Sky News is offering live 24/7 broadcast news on Apple TV, further extending its international reach. The service, which launches subscription free, will enable millions of Apple TV customers in the US, UK and Ireland to access live Sky News directly on their HDTV through Apple TV.

      Beginning today, Apple TV customers will see the Sky News icon on their homepage and with a single click, viewers will have access to a 24/7 live feed of Sky News’ award-winning coverage. This includes the latest breaking news from home and abroad as well as dedicated business, political and entertainment coverage. In addition to the live channel feed, viewers can catch up on specific stories at any time via an extensive on demand news library.

      John Ryley, Head of Sky News, commented: “Sky News is always interested in embracing technology that lets us reach our viewers wherever they want to watch our award-winning coverage. I’m thrilled that our world-class journalism is now being showcased to millions of Apple TV customers internationally. We look forward to continuing to broaden distribution of Sky News at home and abroad.”

      This agreement builds on Sky’s growing international channels business that already sees Sky News reach more than 100 million viewers across Europe, North America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The syndication and distribution of channels internationally is a growing part of Sky’s business as the company seeks to leverage the quality of its brands and content by making programming available to new audiences.

      Sky News is already available in the US via skynews.com. The US homepage was launched in November 2012 with a dedicated team focusing on tailored content for the region. Sky News is also accessible via Livestation, the largest aggregator of live television news online.
      FYI, This will be through a 3rd party app so Sky will not be offering any form of technical support for this service.

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      Re: Sky News Delivers 24/7 Live News Directly on Apple TV to Viewers in the US, UK & Ireland

      what a crap. All I want sky Go on apple tv! Sky news is pointless!

     

     

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