Sky Player comes to Freeview set-top boxes

Posted on 26 Mar 2010 at 10:10AM
Sky Player comes to Freeview set-top boxes

Sky Player comes to Freeview set-top boxes

By Carrie-ann Skinner, PC Advisor UK Sky's online catch-up TV service, Sky Player, is to be made available on a number of Freeview set-top boxes and ...

Sky's online catch-up TV service, Sky Player, is to be made available on a number of Freeview set-top boxes and internet-connected TVs.rn

The broadcaster has signed deals with Cello, which manufactures LCD TVs, and 3View - a provider of set-top boxes that offer access to the UK's free digital TV service,rn Freeview.rn

Sky Player can currently be access from any PC with a broadband connection, Windows Media Center, the Xbox 360 games console and Fetch TV - a TV-on-demand that combines Freeview broadcasts with other content.Sky customer can access content related to their TVrn packages for free on SWky Player, while other users can watch shows on a pay-per-view basis.rn

Griff Parry, Sky's director of on-demand, said the bringing Sky Player together with Cello and 3View "demonstrates the vibrancyrn of the evolving internet video-on-demand sector".rn

"We will continue to look at opportunities to distribute Sky Player across new platforms, to give consumers even more choicern and control over how they access high-quality pay TV content."rn

See also: Sky Player gets six new online channels

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2 comments

  1. Comment by Evy Evy

    Yes but only if she calls sky to notify them that it will be getnitg used in your box.I have the sports channels and my brother doesn't (but he does have a massive TV so the footy is better on it). I called Sky and they took my card number and my brother's address and within 20mins i was up and running at his.

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