First dedicated news service for Sky’s On Demand platform
Sky News today launches its Catch Up TV service. The service, which sits on Sky’s On Demand platform, is available from launch to 5 million Sky customers with a connected Sky+HD set-top box. It will allow customers to get up to speed with the very best of Sky News content by choosing the stories they want to watch when it suits them. Content will include key bulletins, specially commissioned programmes in the form of documentaries and the pick of Sky News’ archive.
As well as being able to access top stories, news features and analysis throughout the day, the news service will offer special programming such as Week in Review, a quick fire irreverent look back on the week’s news, chaired by Jayne Secker and featuring Sky News’ paper review favourites Andrew Pierce (Columnist and Consulting Editor – The Mail) and Kevin Maguire (Associate Editor – Daily Mirror).
The recently launched Friday night programme Entertainment Week hosted by Sky News’ Entertainment Correspondent, Lucy Cotter, will headline a Catch Up category dedicated to Showbiz. There will also be a special section focusing on the world of technology featuring the work of recently arrived Technology Correspondent, Tom Cheshire, as well as the weekly tech show, Swipe.
Additionally - and uniquely to the Sky News Catch Up TV service - customers can revisit memorable and world changing news events from the last 25 years by way of The Vault 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.”
Sky News on Catch UP TV Categories:
The very best of Sky News. Top stories, news features and reviews plus expert analysis from Sky News’ team of Presenters and Correspondents. Includes a combination of a strong lead story plus Sky News’ mid and long form documentaries.
Catch up on the key bulletins and specialist programmes of the day from Sky News.
Sunrise paper reviews, bulletins through the day plus Business Live, Murnaghan on the weekend and regular US update will also feature in this section.
A selection of domestic and international news reports from Sky News. Chronologically listed stand-alone short form reports of the day.
A chance to look back on a selection of memorable and world-changing news events from the Sky News archive.
Enjoy the latest news from the entertainment scene with special programmes, interviews and the best showbiz stories. Flagship programme Entertainment Week plus, At the Movie’s, Spotlight and key showbiz interviews.
The latest stories and developments from the world of technology plus Sky News weekly Tech programme, Swipe.
A look at the lighter side of news including eye-catching video from around the world. This will also be home to The Edit – a humorous wrap for the week’s best video.
The latest domestic and international weather forecasts - UK short range, UK long range, UK regional, Europe, Worldwide.
A comprehensive collection of all the best Sky News coverage of the Royal Family from years gone by.
To access Sky’s On Demand service, Sky TV customers simply need to connect their Sky+HD set-top box to broadband. For further information visit: sky.com/catchup
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