Sky Italia launches raft of new features

Sky Italia is launching a number of new features to enhance its service in the run-up to the holiday season.

The 21st Century Fox-owned pay TV operator is launching a restart service, allowing viewers with a My Sky HD box connected to the internet to restart a programme that has already started. The service will initially be available for content in the Sky Cinema package.

Sky is also launching Sky Link, a small device to connect My Sky HD set-tops wirelessly to the internet.

Other new features on the platform include Mosaic for Kids, a dedicated interactive user interface that will enable viewers to see what is on air on all 27 kids services on Sky Italia, and a range of new features for the Sky Go mobile TV service.

Sky Go users will now be able to limit the use of bandwidth and data traffic over 3G by choosing between three options – standard, reduced – providing lower video quality – and only audio, which provides the soundtrack to shows only. Sky will also provide a dual-audio function that enables users to choose to view linear and on-demand content either in Italian or in the programme’s original language.