Advanced Television

Sky enhances Sky Guide

June 7, 2012

Sky has begun rolling out a number of enhancements to its Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), with the intention of making it easier for customers to locate their favourite programmes and discover new shows within a new look user interface.

The new features, which will be rolled out to customers with Sky+HD set-top boxes during the course of this year, include:

– HD graphics, offering Sky customers a sharper and sleeker looking user interface
– A navigation update, with the number of channels featured on each page of the TV Guide increasing from six to eight, providing Sky customers with a more convenient way to browse through content
– New categorised recordings in the Sky+ planner, meaning that Sky customers will be able to browse through their recorded programmes by genre, with content divided into categories such as entertainment, movies, sports, news, documentaries, kids or music
– New landing page for different genres, presenting Sky customers with a range of viewing options for each genre. Sky Movies customers, for instance, can choose from a series of icons to watch movies live or on-demand via Sky Anytime+, browse movies stored on their Sky+ planner, rent a movie via Sky Store or search for a particular film, all through a single page.

Luke Bradley Jones, Sky’s Brand Director, TV Products, commented: “Hosting over 1.2 billion customer interactions each month, the Sky Guide is a fundamental part of the Sky experience, which is why we’ve worked hard on these new features to continue to give our customers the best experience we possibly can. We also want to make it as easy as possible for our customers to find the content they love, and we’re confident that our new look EPG does just that.”

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