BBC iPlayer joins Sky

UK pay TV operator BSkyB has added BBC iPlayer to its connected TV platform.

The BBC’s online catch-up service is now available to Sky’s 6.7 million Sky Plus subscribers. Users can access iPlayer from Sky’s on-demand programme guide alongside catch-up TV from Sky, ITV and Channel 5. Channel 4’s 4oD service will be added early next year.

iPlayer users can browse content by channel, day and genre. Once they have made their choice, the programme is downloaded directly to their Sky Plus planner.

By launching on Sky Plus, iPlayer is available on every major UK TV platform.

Luke Bradley-Jones, director of TV products, Sky said: “We’re delighted to have partnered with the BBC to bring the best of the BBC on demand to Sky customers. Providing customers with the flexibility to enjoy their favourite TV on demand, our comprehensive catch-up TV service perfectly complements the genius of Sky Plus, which already helps millions of our customers take charge of their viewing. We continue to put Sky customers in control, with the addition of BBC iPlayer to Sky Plus sitting alongside a range of innovations including remote record, series link and now even being able to use your iPad as a remote control.”

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