Sky Anytime travels to your telly

So the BBC will have us all on-demanding on our PCs with its iPlayer. 'So what?' says Sky. It's had its Anytime service up and running on PCs and mobi

So the BBC will have us all on-demanding on our PCs with its iPlayer. 'So what?' says Sky. It's had its Anytime service up and running on PCs and mobiles for yonks.Now Murdoch’s men are going the final mile and bringing on-demand to the telly. Unlike BT Fusion, it won’t be via the company’s broadband service but through the digibox; newer Sky+ and Sky HD units will use their extra storage to automatically record a choice selection of satellite output.So, not on-demand as such, rather as Sky demands. It’ll choose up to ten programmes, films, docs and kids' shows and download them to your hard disk overnight, kicking out older auto-recordings as they arrive. In all around 35 hours of TV will be stored.Craftily, the hard disk portion for Anytime TV has already been reserved so we won't have to delete any episodes of 24 to make room.Anytime TV will be here later this month. Sky has also let slip that a proper on-demand TV service via broadband is also on the way. Looks like the BBC will be playing catch up.

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