Sky announces BBC iPlayer launch
BBC iPlayer has today (October 30th 2012) launched on Sky+, allowing 6.7 million homes with a Sky+HD box and broadband connection to use the video-on-demand service.
The iPlayer can be accessed via the satellite broadcaster's on-demand programme guide, allowing customers to choose from popular shows such as Doctor Who, EastEnders and Strictly Come Dancing.
It is the latest addition to the pay TV giant's catch-up range, with similar services already available from Sky, ITV and Channel 5, and 4oD from Channel 4 set to launch in the new year.
Sky On Demand also features shows from a string of other top channels, including Discovery, MTV and UKTV.
Content is separated into several categories, while viewers can browse the on-demand library by channel, day and genre. Dedicated categories have been created for signed and regional programmes, and high-definition shows can be easily accessed.
Once customers have selected a show, it will be downloaded to their Sky+ planner, allowing them to watch it at their leisure.
Luke Bradley-Jones, director of TV products at Sky, said: "We continue to put Sky customers in control, with the addition of BBC iPlayer to Sky+ sitting alongside a range of innovations including remote record, series link and now even being able to use your iPad as a remote control."