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Sky’s Knill: Time not right for Connected TV

October 13, 2011

By Colin Mann

Holly Knill, Head of Sky Player and Mobile TV, has admitted that the time is not yet right for the broadcaster to make its services available on Connected TVs.

Knill, who is responsible for the Sky Go service, which makes Sky content available on additional devices such as iPhones, iPads, computers, and the Xbox, did not discount the possibility at some future stage. S­he admitted that business propositions received from Connected TV manufacturers had not been sufficiently compelling, and expressed doubts that there were sufficient deployments at this stage. “There’s also the question of security; that’s something we take seriously,” she told delegates at the Future of Digital Media Distribution conference in London.

Knill revealed that usage figures during the summer’s international Test Match Cricket series between England and India suggested a high level of consumption on devices other than the Living Room TV, with office-based viewing rating strongly. “Perhaps there’s a case for having more than one PC per desk,” she observed.

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