Sky Q owners will be able to stream content from Funny Or Die and CollegeHumor through the service’s on demand menu.
The forthcoming service, launching later this year, promises to bring a mixture of traditional Sky TV content to the table, 4K Ultra HD sports and movies (eventually) and on demand content. Funny Or Die and CollegeHumor will rub shoulders with Vevo, YouTube, GoPro, Red Bull, Whistle Sports, WIRED and others in Sky Q’s Online Video section.
Related: What is Sky Q? Prices, release dates and specs, Sky Q box UI eyes-onThe deal with CollegeHumor’s owner Electus Digital will see other stablemates, including Jake and Amir, Troopers and Downton Abbey-inspired sketch show The Britishes. Also on the table is a deal with Barcroft TV, which specialises in nature-inspired content. Think fluffy cat and dog videos crossed with the BBC’s Natural World and you’re halfway there.
Sky’s director of new products Andrew Olson said: “Whether it’s watching comedy sketches like The Britishes, top trending fails or extreme activities like cliff diving, we know more and more people love to watch online videos.
“Today’s announcement is about adding even more brilliant content to Sky Q’s curated Online Video section which is exciting because it means customers will have even more things they love to watch, from blockbuster drama right through to the best of the web.”
We still don’t have a launch date for Sky Q other than ‘early 2016’. What we do know is that while 4K content is indeed in the pipeline, you won’t be able to feast on any of that until a little bit later after the launch of Sky Q.
It’s expected that Sky Sports 4K will be live in time for the start of the 2016-17 Premier League football season, but nothing’s been confirmed as of yet.