Sky Glass, the broadcaster’s own streaming TV will be accompanied by a high spec 4K smart camera, which will be released in 2022.
The small form-factor camera will provide a video return path for viewers that will enable them to chat, play games, workout and share entertainment at home.
A partnership with Zoom will allow communications within households, moving in on a territory that is already being explored by Facebook and Amazon.
Separately, Microsoft technology will enable viewers to watch and comment on Sky shows with friends and family across the UK. The camera will also dramatically improve the available gaming on the Sky platform with subscribers able to use hand gestures to interact with on-screen games.
Fitness app WithU will take advantage of the home gym trend by using the camera to guide viewers through a series of exercises and will be able to identify if, for example, the correct posture has been taken.