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27 November 2013
4oD launches on the NOW TV Box

                          NOW TV 4oD

The NOW TV Box - the simple little device that turns your TV into a smart TV for less than a tenner - just got even better today with the arrival of 4oD, the popular catch up service from Channel 4.

Owners of a NOW TV box can now get comprehensive access to the best of Channel 4 on demand through their box, to catch up on the latest Channel 4 shows, including Homeland, Agents of SHIELD and Made in Chelsea, as well as box sets from classic series such as Black Books, Father Ted and Peep Show all on their main TV set.

4oD is the latest terrestrial catch-up TV service to launch on the NOW TV Box, which already offers access to BBC iPlayer and Demand 5, adding over 3000-hours of content to the NOW TV box for customers to enjoy at no additional cost. With an Entertainment Month Pass customers can enjoy 10 of the UK’s best pay TV channels including Sky Atlantic, Fox, Discovery and Comedy Central live and on demand with TV Box Sets and Catch Up TV.

Gidon Katz, Director of NOW TV, comments: “The NOW TV Box provides millions of people with the opportunity to transform their regular TV into a Smart TV for less than a tenner. There is now even more to watch. The launch of 4oD means the NOW TV Box delivers an even bigger choice of on-demand TV. It’s available alongside flexible pay-as-you-go access to must-see sport, the latest movies you missed at the cinema and the TV shows everyone’s talking about. Offering convenient, contract-free access to such outstanding content, it’s no wonder that NOW TV Boxes have been flying off the shelves.”

Laurence Dawkin-Jones, Director of Commercial and Business Development at Channel 4 comments: “Bringing 4oD on the NOW TV Box represents the latest device launch in a busy year for Channel 4 that has seen us extend our content reach to many new platforms. We’re always looking for new places we can ensure our viewers can enjoy our popular on-demand service, and are delighted to add this to the portfolio.”

NOW TV is the internet TV service from Sky that gives customers the flexibility to watch TV on their terms, letting them top up their viewing with the NOW TV Entertainment Month Pass, Sky Sports Day Pass or Sky Movies Month Pass.

• The NOW TV Entertainment Month Pass - available at an introductory price of just £4.99 a month – lets customers watch some of the latest and best premieres from home and abroad, including the likes of Yonderland (Sky 1), Boardwalk Empire (Sky Atlantic), The Walking Dead (Fox) and Geordie Shore (MTV), both live and on demand. It’s a simple, instant and contract-free way to stream ten of the top pay TV channels including Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living, Comedy Central and MTV, as well as offering entire box sets of hit shows such as The Wire (Sky Atlantic), An Idiot Abroad (Sky 1) and Mad Dogs (Sky 1)

• The Sky Sports Day Pass gives sports fans access to the best live action for 24-hours across all six Sky Sports channels for just £9.99. In the next month alone fans can enjoy The Ashes live from Australia, matches from the Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League and Sky Bet Football League, Heineken Cup plus much, much more.

• The Sky Movies Month Pass gives customers unlimited access to over 800 films on demand, including hundreds of the latest blockbuster movies like The Life of Pi and Zero Dark Thirty, to Disney classics such as Mary Poppins and The Jungle Book, plus Christmas favorites Elf and The Muppet Christmas Carol - all for just £8.99 a month.

In addition to the NOW TV Box, NOW TV is also available across a number of devices including PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, selected Android smartphones, Xbox, PS3, YouView, LG Smart TVs, selected LG media devices and Roku, with the ability to register up to four devices and watch on two at the same time on the move as well as in the home.

More information on NOW TV is available from www.nowtv.com, or join us on Twitter @NOWTV and @NOWTVSport and www.facebook.com/NOWTV

-ENDS-

For more information:

Amy Holland, Amy.holland@bskyb.com | 020 7032 1498

A Sky Sports Day Pass, Entertainment Month Pass or Sky Movies Month pass is not required to access 4oD on the NOW TV Box

About NOW TV:

NOW TV provides instant and easy access to hundreds of films from Sky Movies on demand, pay-as-you-go access to live Sky Sports and must see shows on 10 of the best pay TV channels including Sky1, Sky Atlantic and Sky Living. Taking advantage of the rapid growth in broadband-connected devices, and building on Sky’s experience in multi-platform TV, the service provides an additional choice to access and enjoy Sky Movies, Sky Sports and the TV shows everyone’s talking about.

NOW TV offers access to some of Sky’s most popular programming.  Sky Movies is the UK’s most popular subscription movies service giving access to 800 different movies on demand including up to four new and exclusive Sky Movies premieres each week. With a Sky Movies Pass, NOW TV customers can choose from more of the latest and biggest movies you missed at the cinema.

NOW TV also offers a flexible way to access to Sky Sports.  With a Sky Sports Day Pass customers can get pay-as-you-go access to exclusively live action from the Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League, Formula 1®, Test cricket, US and European Tour golf, ATP tennis, European and international rugby union and much more besides.

The new NOW TV Entertainment Month Pass lets customers stream TV shows live and on demand in seconds, without a contract, and all at an introductory price of just £4.99 a month. Now people can get simple, instant and commitment-free access to top TV channels such as Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living, Sky Arts, Discovery, MTV, Comedy Central, GOLD, Disney and FOX, plus entire box sets of hit shows.

NOW TV is available to anyone 18 or over in the UK with a broadband or 3G connection across a wide range of connected devices including NOW TV Box, PC, Mac, selected Android smartphones, iOS devices, PS3, YouView and Xbox (the Sky Movies live channels, Entertainment Month Pass and Sky Sports Day Pass are not available on YouView and an Xbox 360 LIVE Gold subscription is required is required to watch NOW TV on Xbox 360).   Each device will benefits from an optimised design to deliver quality streaming with buffering minimized by the use of adaptive bitrate technology.

The NOW TV Box offers customers a quick and easy way to convert a regular TV into a Smart TV for a one-off box cost of £9.99.. Currently customers can get unlimited access to movies on NOW TV with a 30 day free trial of the Sky Movies Month Pass, then priced at £8.99 a month.   NOW TV Customers can also get 24-hour access to all six Sky Sports channels live for £9.99 with the Sky Sports Day Pass.

NOW TV Entertainment Month Pass:  Introductory price of £4.99 per month if joining by 31st March 2014.  Not all content available on catch up or live channels. Currently not available on YouView or Android devices.

NOW TV Box: Connects to TV via HDMI (cable supplied).  NOW TV account required to activate box.  Customers can select a Sky Movies Pass, Sky Sports Day Pass or an Entertainment Month Pass to create an account and watch NOW TV.  All Passes sold separately.

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