Sky has launched new Sky+HD and Sky+HD 2TB boxes with built-in WiFi included for the first time.
Sky said that the boxes are designed to make it easier for customers to access its Sky On Demand service, which includes up to 30 days of TV, box sets and hundreds of movies from Sky Movies and Sky Store.
Sky also claimed that the increased-capacity Sky+HD 2TB box will allow viewers to record and store up to 350 hours of HD content.
“Record levels of On Demand viewing show that Sky customers love the flexibility the service offers. When people connect their Sky+HD box to broadband they get instant access to the UK’s biggest catch up TV service and an extensive on-demand library of TV Box Sets and exclusive movies – and we’re seeing a growing demand. We want even more people to enjoy these benefits, so we’re making it easier to get connected by launching our best ever Sky+HD,” said Sky’s brand director of TV products, Luke Bradley-Jones.
Sky claims that its On Demand service is accessed by 2.7 million homes and registers an average 6.2 million downloads per week. It also said that it will add 20 new channels to Catch Up TV over the next year, including Discovery, Dave, Gold and Cartoon Network – all before the end of the year.