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Sky smartens up digital TV Guide

Sky+ has today introduced a host of new features and updates to its Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

The updates include the launch of a brand new recommendations engine. The new feature provides suggestions of TV shows and movies that a customer might enjoy based on recent recordings and downloads in their Sky+ Planner. So for example if a customer has a recording of The Following in their planner, recommendations might include Luther, Hannibal, Criminal Minds and The Blacklist. Results offer up both linear TV and on demand shows as viewing options, from hundreds of TV and movie channels.

Meanwhile another new feature launching – Smart Series Link - remembers to record the next season and all subsequent ones, and for sports fans, a new Sports tile has been added to the Homepage, providing quick access to all the live sporting events that are currently showing on any channel.  Sky customers will also be able to see movie DVD cover art for Sky Movies On Demand and Sky Store so they can quickly recognise the movies they are looking for.

“We know customers love the new Homepage as it puts catch-up, box sets and movies at the heart of their TV viewing,” says Luke Bradley-Jones, Sky’s Director of TV Products. “That’s why we’re introducing even more features to help discover more TV they really want to watch.  Get recommendations for shows we think you’ll enjoy based on your recordings, and never miss a returning season ever again with Smart Series Link. It’s all part of our commitment to make Sky+ the ultimate entertainment experience.”

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