New Zealand's SKY Television confirms ISP partners for new online TV service, iSKY

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
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New Zealand’s SKY Television is pleased to confirm that it has partnered with Vodafone, Orcon, Slingshot, Woosh, Xnet and Farmside to create un-metered broadband plans for a new online TV service, iSKY.

iSKY is SKY’s new online TV service giving SKY subscribers access to an extensive selection of online content streamed directly to personal computers (both to PC and Macs).

A customer watching programmes on iSKY through an ISP partner broadband plan will not use their monthly data allowance, so they’re free to watch as much as they want.

iSKY will offer a great variety and choice of video content within a single service including three live sports and two live news channels, plus the ability to catch up on recently broadcast content at no cost for nearly all of SKY’s Basic channels (including free-to-air channel PRIME). There will also be a Sports Highlights and a Movies catch up channel, together with an extensive library of movies, documentaries and TV series available to rent.

Earlier this week, SKY confirmed Orcon / Kordia as its content delivery partner who will build an efficient and high performance content delivery network for New Zealand.

iSKY is scheduled to launch later this year.