The iPlayer service, which launched in 2007, has been available on other TV services, including Virgin Media, Freesat, Freeview and BT Vision for some time, and its arrival on Sky will complete, what the BBC’s director general, Mark Thompson as, ‘our commitment to universal access’.
Sky has been negotiating with the BBC and ITV for quite some time. It’s believed the sticking point was Sky’s wish to ‘syndicate’ shows from BBC iPlayer and ITV Player into Sky’s own system, effectively removing any BBC or ITV branding.
In this deal, BBC iPlayer and ITV Player will be distinct features with their own look and feel that’s separate from the standard Sky+ interface.
There’s no news on when Channel 4’s 4oD or Channel Five’s Demand Five might appear on Sky Anytime+.
How can I access BBC iPlayer and ITV Player through Sky?
BBC iPlayer and ITV Player will be available through Sky Anytime+, a web-based TV service where viewers have access to on-demand TV programmes. To access these video-on-demand services through Sky, Sky customers will need a Sky+ box connected to the internet.
Yes, definitely (62%, 245 Votes)
No, I prefer another method (25%, 98 Votes)
No, I prefer to use the Sky+ PVR (8%, 31 Votes)
I already use it a lot (6%, 23 Votes)
Total Voters: 397
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