Sky: on-demand on its way

As you’d expect from a Murdoch megacorp, Sky has started 2007 with some big talk. It’s been bragging about the number of Sky+ boxes it&#82

As you’d expect from a Murdoch megacorp, Sky has started 2007 with some big talk. It’s been bragging about the number of Sky+ boxes it’s shifted – 2 million, if you must know – but more interesting are its announcements about an imminent on-demand service.Surprisingly, Sky was recently beaten to the on-demand punch by BT’s Vision service, despite launching its own broadband service last summer. But now it’s ready to fill up some hard-drives with a ‘selection of the week’s best programmes on-demand’.Details about content and a launch date are vague, but the phrasing suggests the early offerings will be more of a Top Up TV affair than any live sports or movies. Still, it’s all a bit more convenient than downloading vids to your PC using Sky by broadband. The satellite giant also revealed that it will be bringing its clever Remote Record feature – which lets you program Sky+ to record via your mobile – to its website, letting you set up recordings from work or an internet café. Could it be, like, any more convenient?

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