LONDON, 5-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Sky and Sony Computer Entertainment UK have struck an agreement to make Sky Go and NOW TV available on PlayStation®4 (PS4™). Customers will be able to watch NOW TV on the PS4 from this summer with Sky Go becoming available later this year.
The deal means NOW TV customers will be able to connect their PS4 to their TV and home Wi-Fi to watch NOW TV content on their main TV as part of their subscriptions. Meanwhile Sky TV customers will be able to watch TV from Sky Go on a PlayStation®3 (PS3™) or PS4 for the first time.
Luke Bradley-Jones, Sky’s Brand Director of TV Products, commented: “More and more consumers are demanding easy access to a greater choice of high-quality entertainment over internet-connected devices. Sky is committed to helping customers access our great content, whenever and wherever they want. This deal is yet another example of that. The agreement with Sony is great news for millions of Sky TV customers who can look forward to using Sky Go on their PlayStation 3 or PS4 for the first time.”
Gidon Katz, Director of NOW TV, commented: “We added support for PlayStation 3 last year and are pleased to be able to support PlayStation 4 this summer. NOW TV customers will have yet another way of streaming award-winning shows, movies and sports to their main TV screen.”
Fergal Gara, Vice President and Managing Director for Sony Computer Entertainment UK said:“NOW TV has been a great addition to the PlayStation 3 entertainment portfolio, so bringing it to the new PS4 is going to delight all users of the newest, most powerful member of the PlayStation family. Sky Go joining both PlayStation platforms further enhances our credentials as the ultimate gaming and entertainment package.”
Sky Go and NOW TV are available across a broad range of internet-connected devices, including laptop, tablets and selected smartphones.
Sky Go lets customers watch both live and on demand content, in line with their Sky TV subscription at no extra cost for Sky TV customers. Sky Go includes all six Sky Sports channels, Eurosport, 11 Sky Movies channels, great entertainment from Sky Atlantic and third party channels such as FOX, plus hours of shows from Nickelodeon and others.
NOW TV is the contract-free internet streaming service from Sky that provides instant access to hundreds of films from Sky Movies on demand, pay-as-you-go access to live Sky Sports and must see shows on 10 of the best pay TV channels including Sky1, Sky Atlantic and Sky Living.
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Sky is the UK and Ireland’s leading home entertainment and communications company. Around 40% of all homes have a direct relationship with Sky through its range of TV, broadband and home telephony services.
Sky is the UK’s biggest investor in television content, investing more than £2.5 billion a year in channels such as Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living, Sky Arts, Sky Sports, Sky Movies and Sky News. Around two-thirds of Sky’s content spend is invested in the UK and Sky is the fastest-growing source of investment in original British programmes. More than 30 million people watch Sky content each week.
Alongside its commitment to offering customers a greater choice of high-quality content, Sky is a leading innovator. Customers enjoy total control and flexibility over their favourite TV through Sky+, watch TV on the move through Sky Go, and enjoy the best quality TV experience at home through High Definition and 3D.
Sky distributes its content broadly over several platforms, including satellite, cable, IPTV, mobile and WiFi. NOW TV, Sky’s second consumer brand, builds on the company’s leadership in internet TV. Sky is also the UK’s fastest-growing home communications company and favourite ‘triple-play’ provider of TV, broadband and home phone.
Sky believes in making a wider contribution to the communities in which it operates by taking positive action on the environment, supporting grassroots sports and increasing access to, and participation in, the arts. Sky employs 24,000 people, has annual revenues of £7.2 billion and is estimated to support a £5.9 billion contribution to UK GDP. Sky is listed on the London Stock Exchange (BSY).
About NOW TV:
NOW TV provides instant and easy access to hundreds of films from Sky Movies on demand, pay-as-you-go access to live Sky Sports and must see shows on 10 of the best pay TV channels including Sky1, Sky Atlantic and Sky Living. Taking advantage of the rapid growth in broadband-connected devices, and building on Sky’s experience in multi-platform TV, the service provides an additional choice to access and enjoy Sky Movies, Sky Sports and the TV shows everyone’s talking about.
NOW TV offers access to some of Sky’s most popular programming. Sky Movies is the UK’s most popular subscription movies service giving access to 800 different movies on demand including up to four new and exclusive Sky Movies premieres each week. With a Sky Movies Month Pass, NOW TV customers can choose from more of the latest and biggest movies you missed at the cinema.
NOW TV also offers a flexible way to access to Sky Sports. With a Sky Sports Day Pass customers can get pay-as-you-go access to exclusively live action from the Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League, Formula 1®, Test cricket, US and European Tour golf, ATP tennis, European and international rugby union and much more besides.
The new NOW TV Entertainment Month Pass lets customers stream TV shows live and on demand in seconds, without a contract, and all at an introductory price of just £4.99 a month. Now people can get simple, instant and commitment-free access to top TV channels such as Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living, Sky Arts, Discovery, MTV, Comedy Central, GOLD, Disney and FOX, plus entire box sets of hit shows.
About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd:
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PlayStation®4 (PS4®) computer entertainment system, PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) portable entertainment system, PlayStation®3 (PS3®) computer entertainment system, PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system and PSN software and hardware in 109 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE has revolutionised home entertainment since they launched PlayStation® in 1994. PlayStation®4 redefines rich and immersive gameplay with powerful graphics and speed, intelligent personalisation and deeply integrated social capabilities.
PS Vita is an ultimate portable entertainment system that offers a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity within a real world context. PS3® is an advanced computer system, incorporating the powerful Cell Broadband Engine and RSX processors. PSP® is a handheld entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games with high-quality full-motion video and high-fidelity stereo audio. SCEE also delivers the PlayStation® experience to open operating systems through PlayStation®Mobile, a cross device platform. SCEE also develops, publishes, markets and distributes entertainment software for these formats, and manages the third party licensing programs for the formats in these territories.
More information about PlayStation® products can be found at www.playstation.com.
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