Sky has confirmed catch-up content from Channel 5 will be added to its Sky Anytime+ service later in the year.
Its Sky Go service will also be expanded with content drawn from Disney, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network added in time for the summer holidays.
The addition of ‘Demand 5’ means that three out of the big four terrestrial broadcasters will be available on Sky. The exception being Channel 4.
Channel 5’s catch-up content will be accessible through the main Sky Anytime+ menu, as well as a ‘Demand 5’ player found within a new section of the service dedicated to catch-up TV.
Over one million homes have now connected their Sky+ HD receiver to the internet, which is available to all homes, regardless of their choice of ISP.
In addition to programmes from Sky’s own channels, Sky Anytime+ also offers access to content from a wide range of partner channels including MTV, UKTV, Discovery, FX, History, Disney and the National Geographic Channel. Classic programmes from the ITV archive have also been available on the service since January this year.
Sky Go’s on-demand content will be followed by the addition of eight live kids channels to the Sky Go app next month.
Once the live childrens’ channels are added, Sky customers will be able to access a total of 32 live channels on Sky Go on smartphones and mobile tablets across news, sport, movies, entertainment and kids content.
The eight channels are also available live and on-demand on PC, Mac and laptops.