Sky News has launched a catch up TV service via Sky On Demand platform on connected Sky+HD boxes.
Viewers will be able to get up to date by choosing the stories they want to watch when it suits them, including key bulletins, specially commissioned documentaries and the pick of Sky News’s archive.
John Ryley, head of Sky News, said: “Sky News is committed to developing the ways in which customers can watch its content. Sky News on catch up TV offers Sky customers the chance to curate the news how they want it at a time when we are producing an increasing amount of high quality features.”
As well as being able to access top stories, news features and analysis throughout the day, the news service will offer special programming such as Week in Review, a quick fire irreverent look back on the week’s news, chaired by Jayne Secker and featuring Sky News’ paper review favourites Andrew Pierce (Columnist and Consulting Editor – The Mail) and Kevin Maguire (Associate Editor – Daily Mirror).
The recently launched Friday night programme Entertainment Week hosted by Sky News’ Entertainment Correspondent, Lucy Cotter, will headline a Catch Up category dedicated to Showbiz.
There will also be a special section focusing on the world of technology featuring the work of recently arrived Technology Correspondent, Tom Cheshire, as well as the weekly tech show, Swipe.
Customers can revisit memorable and world changing news events from the last 25 years by way of The Vault as well as specially commissioned news features and documentaries.
Luke Bradley-Jones, Brand Director, TV Products said: “Sky News today joins the UK’s biggest catch up TV service – offering customers a great way to get their daily news and weather updates when it suits them. Customers simply connect their box to broadband and they’ll have access to Sky News shows when it suits them.”