Demand 5 to launch on Sky Anytime+ in 2012
Demand 5, the free catch-up service from Channel 5, will launch on Sky Anytime+ before the end of 2012.
As part of its annual fiscal results publication, Sky revealed Demand 5 is set to bolster the range of catch-up content offered by Anytime+, which will soon deliver on-demand programming from all of the UK's public service broadcasters except Channel 4.
ITV Player and the BBC iPlayer are also due to be rolled out to the platform this year.
When it was introduced, Sky Anytime+ was only available to Sky Broadband households, but it can now be accessed by all Sky+HD customers with an internet connection.
Sky claims the service has an active user base of more than one million subscribers.
Luke Bradley-Jones, director of TV products at Sky, said the range and quality of on-demand content offered by Sky Anytime+ will be bolstered by the rollout of ITV Player, BBC iPlayer and Demand 5, reports Digital Spy.
Channel 5's director of channels and operations Paul Danthorpe added: "We are very pleased to launch on a platform as significant as Sky Anytime+ as we work to continue to increase our reach."