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On Demand, Delete, Catch Up - All confirmed by Sky for the new EPG

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Further to our thread, Catch Up TV On Your EPG Very Soon Sky have now released the following on their website.

We’re updating some of our Sky+HD boxes, so you might notice some new features on your Sky Guide soon. In particular, we’re adding an Undelete feature, which promises to make accidentally deleting a show from your Planner a thing of the past. Also, Sky Anytime and Anytime+ will become On Demand, so there’s one convenient place to find the TV shows you want when you want them.

Plus, we’re getting your Sky+HD box ready for Catch Up TV, one more way to make sure you never miss the shows that matter to you on Sky, ITV Player, Demand 5 and later on, BBC iPlayer.


We’re adding a new feature to Sky+ called Undelete, so you’ll never miss a TV show because you've accidentally deleted it from your Planner. All deleted shows will be added to the Deleted tab and you’ll be able to restore them to your Planner or delete them permanently from there. The Deleted tab will be found to the left of your Planner’s All tab.
There’s no need to worry that you’ll fill up your hard disk with this new feature. The oldest items will be deleted automatically and permanently if you need more space for new recordings.

On Demand and Catch Up TV

Sky Anytime and Anytime+ will soon appear as On Demand in your Sky Guide, making it simpler for you to find the shows you want when you want them.

You’ll find great boxsets of some of our most popular shows, like Stella, Mad Dogs and An Idiot Abroad, as well as top shows shown exclusively on Sky Atlantic, available to download at the touch of a button 24 hours a day, all at no extra monthly cost.

Also, we’ll soon be launching Catch Up TV, so you’ll be able to get the best shows from the last seven days on Sky channels, ITV Player, Demand 5 and shortly after launch, BBC iPlayer, through your Sky+HD box. You won’t need to gather around your laptop to recap the week’s best shows. They’ll be available to enjoy on your TV, in the comfort of your living room.

Other updated features

We’re updating some of the other great features on your Sky Guide. You’ll notice a new Store tab where you’ll easily be able to find movies to rent – from recent action-packed blockbusters to golden all-time classics – to watch when it suits you.

You’ll also see the Docs tab moved to the middle of your Sky Guide, to help you find amazing factual TV shows more quickly.

It’ll be easier to get the right help when using your Sky Guide’s fantastic features too. We've tailored Help menus to specific Sky Guide functions, like On Demand, Box Office, Parental Settings and others, to get you going if you're ever unsure of what to do.

In addition, if you’d like to disable your iPad's remote control features (available through the Sky+ app for iPad), you'll be able to do so from the Sky Guide’s Parental section.

Even more exciting new features for Sky+


We have been told unofficially,

When it comes to timescales, it's looking good for the next week or so. However, BBC iPlayer will not be included. This won't be live until later in the year. No firm timescale.

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