The German pay-TV operator Sky has announced it will introduce its push-VOD service Sky+ sometime later this year.
Without giving further details, the broadcaster announced the news during a presentation of this year’s programming.
Viewers with a satellite receiver with built-in hard disk will be able to access new movies, which will automatically be stored on their device. The films will be available on a pay-per-view basis; a special subscription will not be needed.
The described service is more akin to BSkyB’s Sky Anytime, rather than Sky+, which the UK platform uses for the personal video recorder service and receiver. Sky Anytime downloads a 25 title selection drawn from Sky-branded and third party channels. Different expiry dates mean the service is refreshed on a near daily basis.
During the presentation, Sky also said it will broadcast over 6,000 hours of sports on its channels, compared with 5,000 hours during 2009.
Brian Sullivan will officially start working in his new capacity as CEO of Sky Deutschland on April 1, as previously reported in Broadband TV News.