Home » 

UK ISP News Archives

 » 
Sponsored Links

Sky Adds Streaming TV (IPTV) Player Services

Posted: 20th May, 2008 By: MarkJ
Sky has enhanced its online video-on-demand (VoD) service from Sky Anytime to 'Sky Player' and added streaming capabilities, which allows it to function like the BBC's iPlayer Internet TV (IPTV) service. That is to say, TV can be downloaded and viewed in real-time; broadband connection speed allowing.

Naturally what you watch still depends on your existing subscription to Sky's TV services, although non-sky users do get access to some limited Sky Sports highlights and will be able to pay extra for episodes of their favourite shows from SkyOne, National Geographic Channel, Sky Arts and Sky Real Lives (most titles are available from £1).

Typically consumers should be wary of how much they download, especially if your provider is one of those touting an "unlimited" package alongside vague Fair Usage Policies (FUP). Being able to download an infinite amount of data does not mean that your connection won’t be throttled to the speed of dialup.

The actual quality of downloads is expected to be judged by a bit rate of 860Kbps, and resolution of 540x432. Customers can download videos totalling 100GB in 'Ready to Play'. You can have up to five videos per channel in your download queue at any one time, e.g. five movies and five sports videos. Once a video has moved into the Ready to Play section you can then download another video.

DigitalSpy reports that Sky may confuse matters slightly by retaining its Sky Anytime TV branded service, while a new name for Anytime on Mobile is to be announced shortly. Credits to Thinkbroadband for the link.
Search ISP News
Search ISP Listings
Search ISP Reviews
Cheap BIG ISPs for 100Mbps+
Community Fibre UK ISP Logo
150Mbps
Gift: None
NOW UK ISP Logo
NOW £24.00
100Mbps
Gift: None
Virgin Media UK ISP Logo
Virgin Media £26.00
132Mbps
Gift: None
Vodafone UK ISP Logo
Vodafone £26.50 - 27.00
150Mbps
Gift: None
Zen Internet UK ISP Logo
Zen Internet £28.00 - 35.00
100Mbps
Gift: None
Large Availability | View All
Cheapest ISPs for 100Mbps+
Gigaclear UK ISP Logo
Gigaclear £17.00
200Mbps
Gift: None
BeFibre UK ISP Logo
BeFibre £19.00
150Mbps
Gift: None
Community Fibre UK ISP Logo
150Mbps
Gift: None
YouFibre UK ISP Logo
YouFibre £22.99
150Mbps
Gift: None
Hey! Broadband UK ISP Logo
150Mbps
Gift: None
Large Availability | View All
Sponsored Links
The Top 15 Category Tags
  1. FTTP (5720)
  2. BT (3569)
  3. Politics (2602)
  4. Openreach (2342)
  5. Business (2322)
  6. Building Digital UK (2277)
  7. FTTC (2061)
  8. Mobile Broadband (2039)
  9. Statistics (1830)
  10. 4G (1724)
  11. Virgin Media (1674)
  12. Ofcom Regulation (1494)
  13. Fibre Optic (1426)
  14. Wireless Internet (1417)
  15. FTTH (1383)
Sponsored

Copyright © 1999 to Present - ISPreview.co.uk - All Rights Reserved - Terms  ,  Privacy and Cookie Policy  ,  Links  ,  Website Rules