Sky News launches on-demand service
James R | On 10, May 2014
Sky News has launched a new on-demand service, which will allow viewers to catch-up on the best of Sky News content.
For some, the phrase “best of Sky News content” may be debatable, but it marks a big step for the broadcaster’s news coverage. A Sky News app has been previously available on Roku but consists of a few two-minute clips in poor quality. Now, the news will be available on Sky’s On Demand platform and include a more substantial range of key bulletins, specially commissioned programmes and – most important of all – an archive of footage.
Special programming on the service will include Week in Review, a quick fire irreverent look back on the week’s news, chaired by Jayne Secker and featuring Andrew Pierce (Columnist and Consulting Editor – The Mail) and Kevin Maguire (Associate Editor – Daily Mirror), Friday night show Entertainment Week hosted by Entertainment Correspondent Lucy Cotter, and a new section focusing on technology hosted by Technology Correspondent Tom Cheshire, as well as the weekly tech show, Swipe.
The Vault will incorporate memorable and world changing news events from the last 25 years, as well as specially commissioned news features and documentaries.
John Ryley, Head of Sky News, commented: “Sky News is committed to developing the ways in which customers can watch its content. Sky News on Catch Up TV offers Sky customers the chance to curate the news how they want it at a time when we are producing an increasing amount of high quality features.”
Luke Bradley-Jones, Brand Director, TV Products commented: “Sky News today joins the UK’s biggest Catch Up TV service – offering customers a great way to get their daily news and weather updates when it suits them. Customers simply connect their box to broadband and they’ll have access to Sky News shows when it suits them.”
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Oh, and there’ll be a Royal catch-up channel too, featuring “a comprehensive collection of all the best Sky News coverage of the Royal Family from years gone by”.