The content will be distributed to TV screens in streaming mode through the internet. Until now, new movies and series have been automatically downloaded to the receivers’ hard-disks overnight via cable, satellite or IPTV, but their storage capacity limited the number of titles available.
With the addition of the streaming solution, subscribers will be able to access up to six times more content than previously via Sky+. The connection to the internet is either established through an Ethernet cable or a Wi-Fi module sold by Sky for a €39.
The streaming service will initially be available to satellite customers with cable households to follow during the course of next year.
Sky wants to make its entire on-demand offering including all content from Sky Go and Sky Snap providing a total of up to 10,000 titles available through Sky+ in future. A new user interface will be rolled out to the box for this purpose.