Sky+HD customers set for new-look EPG
Sky has today (June 7th 2012) begun rolling out a new-look electronic programme guide (EPG) for customers with Sky+HD set-top boxes.
Noticeable changes include greater integration of on-demand services into the landing page for each content genre, reflecting the popularity of Sky Anytime+, which is available to five million Sky+HD households via any broadband connection.
For instance, Sky Movies subscribers will be able to choose between watching live or viewing movies that have previously been recorded on the Sky+ planner, are available on demand or can be rented through the Sky Store.
A search function is also available, allowing customers to look for a specific film by title.
Other changes will see the EPG expanded to list eight channels per page, up from the current six, while customers will also be given the option to browse recorded shows by genre rather than chronologically.
The new guide will be made available to tens of thousands of homes from today, with the rollout set to reach millions of customers by the end of the year.
Sky's last major EPG refresh took place in February 2011 and saw 40 high-definition channels move higher up the listings for Sky+HD households.