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28 August 2014
Sky Sports News HQ App hits the NOW TV Box

              Sky Sports App - NOW TV

With transfer deadline day just round the corner, NOW TV is offering a new way to watch Sky Sports News HQ, with an app launching on the NOW TV Box.

From today, those with a NOW TV Box and any active NOW TV pass – sports, entertainment or movies - will be able to watch Sky Sports News HQ through a dedicated app on their homepage - making it even easier to keep up with the unrivalled sports news service 24/7.

Customers with a Sky Sports Day Pass or Sky Sports Week Pass will be able to continue watching Sky Sports News HQ via the NOW TV Box app even when their current pass has expired. For 30 days from the point of activation they’ll still be able to keep up with all the latest sporting news through the NOW TV Box.

Furthermore, for the first time, Sky Sports News HQ will also become available via the app to those with an active NOW TV Entertainment Month Pass or Sky Movies Month Pass without having to purchase a sport pass.

Gidon Katz, Director of NOW TV comments: “On Monday we’ll see the frenzy of Transfer Deadline Day reach fever pitch as the clock ticks down to 11pm. Sky Sports News HQ is always right at the heart of the latest breaking sports news and the new app on the NOW TV Box means sports fans can now get even more from their NOW TV passes.

Sky Sports News HQ is the latest app to join the NOW TV Box, which helps turn a TV into a smart TV for £9.99. It already offers popular apps such as catch up services from iPlayer, 4oD, ITV Player and Demand 5, as well as the likes of YouTube, Facebook and Spotify.

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

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For more information:

Sky:     
Kate Fayers
Product & Brand PR
kate.fayers@bskyb.com
0207 032 1499

About NOW TV:

NOW TV offers hundreds of films from Sky Movies on demand, the best live sporting action from Sky Sports and must see shows on 12 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 watch and enjoy Sky Movies, Sky Sports and the TV shows everyone’s talking about.

NOW TV offers some of Sky’s most popular programming.  Sky Movies is the UK’s most popular subscription movies service with up to 800 different movies on demand including up to four new and exclusive Sky Movies premieres each week. With a Sky Movies Month 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 watch Sky Sports.  With a Sky Sports Day Pass or Sky Sports Week Pass customers can see exclusive 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.

The NOW TV Entertainment Month Pass lets customers stream TV shows live and on demand in seconds, without a contract for £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 and tablets, iOS devices, PS3, PS4, YouView, Xbox One and Xbox 360 (the Sky Movies live channels, and Entertainment Month Pass are  not available on YouView).  TalkTalk customers with YouView can purchase a Sky Sports Day Pass.

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 watch unlimited 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 Sky Sports channels live for £6.99 with the Sky Sports Day Pass.

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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