Video technology and services company KIT digital has been chosen by pay-TV operator Sky Deutschland to expand the reach of its Sky Go ‘TV Everywhere’ solution to new platforms and devices. Sky Go enables viewing of Sky’s exclusive content across multiple screens including iOS devices, the Web and Xbox 360. The service allows premium customers of Sky to use various connected devices to view a large library of content, including on-demand Hollywood blockbusters, sports and live events.
The KIT Cosmos platform powers Sky Go, making the service feasible and efficient through a single KIT digital content and asset management backend. This second phase deployment of Sky Go was built using the multi-device capability of KIT Cosmos, making an extension of the service to even more connected devices possible.
From the launch of Sky Go in April 2011 through the end of that year, the service reached a subscriber base of 594,000, and achieved over 4 million unique viewer sessions in the fourth quarter of 2011 alone.
This expansion of the Sky Go offering builds on a relationship between KIT digital and Sky Deutschland established in 2010 with the initial design and implementation of Sky Go. KIT digital has delivered to Sky a smooth integration of publishing workflows and the introduction of effective automation procedures for video content.