Sky News launches catch-up TV service
May 8, 2014
Sky News has launched its catch-up TV service. The service, which sits on Sky’s On Demand platform, is available from launch to 5 million Sky customers with a connected Sky+HD set-top box. It will allow customers to get up to speed with the best of Sky News content by choosing the stories they want to watch when it suits them. Content will include key bulletins, specially commissioned programmes in the form of documentaries and the pick of Sky News’ archive.
As well as being able to access top stories, news features and analysis throughout the day, the news service will offer special programming such as Week in Review, a quick fire look back on the week’s news.
The recently launched Friday night programme Entertainment Week hosted by Sky News’ Entertainment Correspondent, Lucy Cotter, will headline a Catch Up category dedicated to Showbiz. There will also be a special section focusing on the world of technology featuring the work of recently arrived Technology Correspondent, Tom Cheshire, as well as the weekly tech show, Swipe.
Additionally – and uniquely to the Sky News Catch Up TV service – customers can revisit memorable and world changing news events from the last 25 years by way of The Vault as well as specially commissioned news features and documentaries.
John Ryley, Head of Sky News, commented: “Sky News is committed to developing the ways in which customers can watch its content. Sky News on Catch Up TV offers Sky customers the chance to curate the news how they want it at a time when we are producing an increasing amount of high quality features”.
Luke Bradley-Jones, Brand Director, TV Products commented: “Sky News today joins the UK’s biggest Catch Up TV service – offering customers a great way to get their daily news and weather updates when it suits them. Customers simply connect their box to broadband and they’ll have access to Sky News shows when it suits them.”