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Sky Q Online Video section expanded pre-launch

Barcroft TV, Electus and Funny Or Die join the ranks

by Mark Hodgkinson Jan 15, 2016


  • Ahead of the highly anticipated launch of Sky Q, Sky has announced agreed deals to bring some of the world’s most watched online video content channels - Barcroft TV, Electus and Funny Or Die - to Sky Q’s Online Video section.
    Sky Q has been designed to make it easier than ever to access all your favourite TV in and out of the home; a brand new family of Sky’s most advanced products connect wirelessly to create an ecosystem which Sky calls ‘Fluid Viewing’. ‘Fluid Viewing’ gives you the flexibility to pause what you’re watching on your TV screen and pick up in another room on a TV or tablet. And you can take your recordings with you wherever you are.

    Sky Q will introduce online video to more customers from well-known brands like CollegeHumor and Funny Or Die alongside popular services such as Vevo and YouTube. Sky Q’s Online Video section will be packaged and presented so customers can easily browse and choose the online video they want to watch.

    Barcroft TV - new and classic short-form popular factual films, depicting ‘the amazing side of life’ will join Sky Q. The films include a look at marvels of nature with the Natural World and Animal, as well as Heart Warmers and Adventure Sport categories.

    Electus Digital – home to CollegeHumor, one of the most viewed comedy channels on YouTube, and Dorkly, the fastest growing site in fandom culture, including the award-winning series Hardly Working, and the new hit series Today in Nerd History with Tony Wilson. In addition, Electus Digital’s library content will be available on Sky Q, including the classic series Jake and Amir, Troopers, The Britishes (Downton Abbey inspired comedy sketches) and more.

    Funny Or Die – the leading comedy destination with award-winning celebrity videos, and topical political commentary plus plenty more. Ryan Gosling, Helen Mirren and Samuel L. Jackson are some of the celebrities that feature.

    These latest agreements will form part on an on-going slate of partners to be added to Sky Q as Sky continues to pioneer the first curated short-form video service from any UK Pay TV provider.

    Previously announced streaming partners include Condé Nast Entertainment - GQ, Vanity Fair, Vogue and WIRED, GoPro, Jukin Media, Kin Community, Red Bull Media House and Whistle Sports.

    Andrew Olson – Director of New Products commented, “Whether it’s watching comedy sketches like The Britishes, top trending fails or extreme activities like cliff diving, we know more and more people love to watch online videos. Today’s announcement is about adding even more brilliant content to Sky Q’s curated Online Video section which is exciting because it means customers will have even more things they love to watch, from blockbuster drama right through to the best of the web.”

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