Sky NOW TV to Launch Tomorrow

hodg100

Distinguished Member
New internet TV service launches tomorrow

NOW TV, the new internet TV service from Sky, will, from tomorrow, will open up more choice for consumers by making Sky Movies – followed later this year by Sky Sports - available across a wide range of internet-connected devices.
Building on the increasing popularity of watching TV over the internet, NOW TV will offer access to Sky Movies in a new way.

Customers can ‘pay & play’ for instant access to an extensive range of over 1,000 movies through Sky Store including the very latest ‘now on DVD’ releases and much-loved classics - read old movies. From launch, ‘now on DVD’ titles will include recent releases such as We Bought a Zoo, The Woman in Black, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, This Means War and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. ‘Pay & play’ movies on NOW TV range from 99p for classic titles to £3.49 for the latest blockbusters.

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For an 'all-you-can-watch' experience, NOW TV also offers the monthly Sky Movies Pass with instant and unlimited access to the entire Sky Movies collection. Each Friday, there are up to five new and exclusive Sky Movies premieres, at least 12 months before they are available on other online subscription services. In fact, they say, Sky Movies offers customers access to around three-quarters of the year’s top 100 UK box office movies. At launch, the Sky Movies Pass comes with unlimited, instant access to titles such as X-Men: First Class, Bridesmaids, Green Lantern, Cowboys and Aliens and more.

All NOW TV customers signing up for the Sky Movies Pass can enjoy a free 30-day trial. Following the end of the trial period, the Sky Movies Pass is available for £15 a month.

Available to anyone in the UK with an internet connection, NOW TV will launch tomorrow on PC, Mac and selected Android smartphones; on iPhone, iPad within the next month, on Xbox later this summer and YouView when it launches. NOW TV will continue to develop for other platforms and devices, including Sony Playstation 3 and Roku streaming player, with further announcements to follow.

More great Sky content will also be added in the coming months, with Sky Sports due to launch on NOW TV before the end of the year. This will enable NOW TV customers to enjoy live action from the Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League, England Test cricket, Heineken Cup rugby, ATP tennis and the Masters from Augusta. The introduction of Sky Sports will be followed on NOW TV by shows from Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Arts and Sky Living, including home-grown drama, original comedy and US shows.

Simon Creasey, Director, NOW TV, commented:

“NOW TV will bring more choice to UK consumers and an easy way to enjoy amazing movies, instantly. Following the explosion in internet-connected devices, we know that more and more people are looking for great content to watch over the web, and that’s where NOW TV comes in. Offering a new and exciting way to enjoy Sky Movies on some of the most popular internet-connected devices, NOW TV gives films fans everywhere a new choice.

“As we move forward, NOW TV will get even bigger and better, with more devices and more platforms in the coming months. Customers can also look forward to the best live action from Sky Sports and great drama, comedy and entertainment from our Sky channels.”

For more details on NOW TV, visit: NOW TV - A new way to watch, powered by Sky - NOW TV
 

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dvdric

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Sky Is very Nervous Netflix Has Scared them £6.00 is still better than £15.00 keep trying sky i think your flogging a dead horse with this service. Netflix streaming service is the best out there.
 

stevebez

Active Member
I have yet to find anything worthwhile watching on Netflix...
 

Bogside

Well-known Member
As long as Sky continue to bundle the movies and sport together they'll hold their own (IIRC it's only around £1 to add one when you've got the other). Crunch time would come if they lost the sport.
 

athelstan

Active Member
Sky Is very Nervous Netflix Has Scared them £6.00 is still better than £15.00 keep trying sky i think your flogging a dead horse with this service. Netflix streaming service is the best out there.

How wrong can you be? Netflix is the one in trouble here and in the US. It has failed to sign sufficient deals with content providers and consequently has a very limited range of streaming content.
 

smackos

Well-known Member
athelstan said:
How wrong can you be? Netflix is the one in trouble here and in the US. It has failed to sign sufficient deals with content providers and consequently has a very limited range of streaming content.

Just a reminder.. Perfectly correct, yet despite all the above Netflix continues to add subscribers at rates that Traditional outlets would kill for. Half a million New domestic subscribers per month, with each New subscriber comes more money to spend on content.

As to the other comments regarding Netflix and Now tv. Netflix is £5.99 a month, that's your minimum spend and with that you get tv shows as well as films and documentary material. Now Tv on the other hand is £15 for film content only, tv shows will be part of an "entertainment pack" down the road which has already been stated will cost extra as well. If You have sky movies on tv it actually costs you £16 extra for Sport, in reverse its an extra £8 for Sky Movies if You already have sports pack. Then there is HD on top at £10 a month as well as the basic package of £19.50 or £25 with Entertainment "Extra". Not forgetting you also need a tv license at £12.12 a month too. Apples to Oranges with a £6 service. It just comes down to whether you "need" the ability to sit down to find pretty much any content you want or just find something good to watch. Each approach is different, its down to personal preference which you choose that's all.
 

iainoco

Well-known Member
Now TV seems good but £15 when up against Lovefilm and Netflix is very steep.
 

smackos

Well-known Member
iainoco said:
Now TV seems good but £15 when up against Lovefilm and Netflix is very steep.

It is fairly steep, I'm trialing the service using the xbox 360 at the moment. I'd say if you were a heavy user, such as in a medium/large family then it probably works out pretty decent value given the amount of content it affords you. For a casual user who might watch only a film a week then they would almost certainly be better off with a pay as you go service or Netflix etc. If they sort out the random crashes on the xbox version then as an experience it wouldn't be too bad and I'd possibly consider it. All told it's the price of a new release blu-ray a month, when you look at it that way it isn't so terrible. How people weight that up against rivals such as Netflix, Lovefilm, Blinkbox etc is just needs/preferences that suit them hopefully. I can't wait to see what the price is going to be for the service when the "entertainment pack" is available later in the year though, that should be a giggle.
 

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