UK broadcaster BSkyB has unveiled yet another brand new subscription over-the-top (OTT) video service called ‘Sky Go Extra’, offering customers the ability to download the latest blockbuster films from Sky Movies.
The service is available to all Sky TV customers for GB£ 5 (US$ 7.90) per month and means that users can download premium Sky content to smartphones, tablets, laptops and other connected devices via WiFi to watch offline later.
It follows the notable success of the ‘Sky Go’ service, which provides users with the chance to watch premium live and on-demand programming from Sky on any connected device, with more than 3mn unique users currently accessing the service each quarter.
Subscribers to the new Sky Go Extra service also get expanded options for the Sky Go service: they can register for Sky Go on up to four devices, rather than the two device limit imposed on regular customers.
Sky Go Extra customers who subscribe to the Sky Movies pack will be able to download Hollywood blockbuster releases around six months after they have finished showing in the cinema, with these titles unavailable on any other online movie service for at least a year after their debut on Sky Movies.
Sky Go Extra customers will also be able to download the latest shows from channels including Sky Atlantic, Sky 1, Sky Living and Sky Arts, as well as partner channels such as Nickelodeon and Disney.
Stephen van Rooyen, Managing Director of Sales & Marketing at Sky, comments: “Building on the ever-growing popularity of Sky Go, Sky Go Extra lets Sky customers download great movies and TV shows to take with them to watch offline whenever and wherever suits them, as well as access to Sky Go on up to four internet-connected devices.
“Together with our comprehensive On Demand service and our range of award-winning apps, we continue to deliver helpful and innovative ways for Sky customers to enjoy even more flexibility over when, where and how they enjoy Sky.”