What with the BBC and its free downloads and BT and its upcoming free downloads, Sky’s feeling a bit left out.
The satellite TV super-service is upping its game by jamming its Sky Anytime PC service full of online steroids and making it available to anyone – even people without Sky subscriptions.
Its also making third-party shows, telly that Sky didn’t make itself, available online through your PC to anyone willing to part with a couple of bob.
The new channels pimping their wares via Sky will be National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild, The History Channel, The Biography Channel and Crime & Investigation Network.
Sky Anytime has also adopted an easier-to-use web browser, making it, uh, easier to use. You can browse ‘til your heart’s content without having to log on. But you will have to log on to download, natch. The browser also makes it possible to download content to your home PC remotely so it’s ready and waiting for you by the time you get in.
For the non-Sky customers, sports downloads are £5 per month, Sky One shows (Lost, Weeds, Braniac, etc), lifestyle and culture programmes and documentaries will all cost £2, for premium shows and £1 for everything else.
Alas, movies aren’t available yet. And for all you Sky owners out there, most of it’s free to download anyway. Lucky things.
Price: £1+ per download
On sale: Open Now
Contact: Sky Anytime