Sky News today launches its Catch Up TV service. The service, which sits on Sky’s On Demand platform, is available from launch to 5 million Sky customers with a connected Sky+HD set-top box. It will allow customers to get up to speed with the very best of Sky News content by choosing the stories they want to watch when it suits them. Content will include key bulletins, specially commissioned programmes in the form of documentaries and the pick of Sky News’ archive.
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).
Additionally – and uniquely to the Sky News Catch Up TV service – 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.
“Sky News is committed to developing the ways in which customers can watch its content,” says John Ryley, Head of Sky News. “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”.