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Sky to up subtitling for on-demand content

Sky new EPGSky has pledged to make subtitling available for “the most popular and best Sky on-demand content” on customers’ TVs by summer 2016.

Announcing the plans, Sky director of product design and development, Ian Rosarius, said that currently more than 90% of linear content across 26 channels is available with subtitles, which can be recorded and played back with these services intact.

However, he said “we understand that the way in which people watch TV is changing, and that the vast majority of on demand content is now downloaded over the internet.

“While there are significant technical challenges to overcome when subtitling on that platform, my team, and others right across the business are determined to address this.”