Sky Deutschland announces Sky Online OTT serviceThursday, October 30th, 2014
Sky Online – the new way to get Sky: The easy and flexible way to get some of the best and most exclusive content from Sky
- Enjoy the best programming with the new online TV service from Sky Deutschland – at home and on the go – on a monthly basis
- Initially available on the internet, iPad and iPhone (including AirPlay) – more devices, such as Xbox One, LG and Samsung Smart TVs, and Android devices to follow
- Sky Online TV Box: Sky’s own streaming box (Roku powered) coming soon to stream Sky Online and Snap on TV
Sky Online offers two programming packages, featuring the newest series and latest movies, live and on-demand, as well as access to the great Sky sports offering
- Sky Starter package: first-run series and complete series box sets, top quality kids programs, thrilling documentaries and many more highlights from a top selection of pay TV channels, plus the entire library from Snap, for just € 9.99 per month
- Sky Film package: the latest blockbusters – shortly after cinema and 12 months before other online TV services – as well as the latest series from Sky Atlantic directly after US premiere, for only € 19.99 per month
- Sky Supersport Tagesticket: full access to all Sky’s live sports channels covering Bundesliga, UEFA Champions League, Formula One, golf and much more exclusive live sports for only € 19.99 per day – flexibly available to Film and Starter package customers
UNTERFÖHRING — Sky Deutschland is now offering a brand new, easy, and flexible way to experience the great content from Sky, at home or on the go. For the first time, the new, standalone online TV service Sky Online makes it possible for everyone without a traditional Sky subscription to register at www.skyonline.de and immediately enjoy a great selection of latest series, most recent blockbusters and exclusive live sports on the internet, iPad and iPhone. The service is running on a monthly contract duration and will be expanded in the next months to include the Sky Online TV Box, Xbox One, LG and Samsung Smart TVs as well as select Android tablets and smartphones – with even more devices and platforms to follow.
Two different programming packages including both linear channels and a vast variety of on-demand highlights (more than 10.000 titles per year) can be booked for Sky Online: The Sky Starter package and the Sky Film package. In addition, customers with either of these packages can easily add a Sky Supersport Tagesticket as and when they want.
With the Sky Starter package customers can enjoy first-run series such as “The Walking Dead” (Fox, season 5), “Klondike” (TNT Serie, season 1, from 12.11.) and “The Blacklist” (RTL Crime, season 2, from 25.11.), as well as entire series box sets, thrilling documentaries, classic movies, top quality kids’ programs – with the proven and tested Kids’ Lock function from Sky Go – and many more highlights on demand over the internet for only € 9.99 per month. This also includes the complete catalogue of Snap, the online video library from Sky with thousands of titles from the Sky Collection, as well as the nine linear streams for web and iOS: Fox, RTL Crime, TNT Serie, TNT Glitz, National Geographic, Spiegel Geschichte, Disney Junior, Disney XD and Sky Sport News HD.
With the Sky Film package on Sky Online, movie and series fans get first run blockbuster movies – twelve months before any other online TV service – as well as the outstanding exclusive programs from Sky Atlantic, the home of HBO. They are the first to watch the latest blockbusters such as “Gravity” (16 November), “Rush” (9 November) and “Frau Ella” (2 November) shortly after cinema, as well as the latest series such as the exclusive HBO hits “The Leftovers”, “The Knick” and “The Newsroom” (season 3, from 11 November), and of course the next season of Game of Thrones, directly after their US premiere. All new episodes of top series like “Boardwalk Empire” (season 5) and “Gomorrha – Die Serie” (season 1) remain available on demand until the entire new season is uploaded so subscribers can start watching the series from the beginning anytime they please. The package, which is available for € 19.99 per month, also allows viewers to stream the linear channels Sky Cinema, Sky Atlantic and Disney Cinemagic on web and iOS.
For a convenient and flexible sport experience, look no further than the Sky Supersport Tagesticket. Every Sky Online customer with the Sky Starter package or Sky Film package can book this ticket to receive full day access (6 AM to 6 AM the next day) to all Sky Bundesliga and Sky Sport channels. This makes it possible to enjoy the games of the Bundesliga, UEFA Champions League, Formula One, Formula E, golf and much more exclusive live sport for only € 19.99 per day.
Sky Online TV Box
As part of a strategic partnership with the American streaming leader Roku, Sky has also developed its own streaming box, which upgrades every television into a Smart TV. Customers will be able to instantly stream the complete Sky Online and Snap programming catalogue to the television. In addition to both of Sky Online services, customers will also have access to even more apps through the Roku streaming platform. The Sky Online TV Box will be available in the next months and is based on Roku’s portfolio of award winning streaming players. More details on the Sky Online TV Box are coming soon.
Brian Sullivan, CEO Sky Deutschland: “Sky TV already delivers our customers the most complete, best value and highest quality viewing experience in Germany and Austria through our core broadcast and online service, which includes Sky HD, Sky+, Sky Anytime, Sky Go and Snap. With Sky Online we wanted to provide an additional option, combining some of the advantages of our traditional pay-TV premium service with the added flexibility that an online service enables. For the beginning, we are launching the service for the web and iOS and we will expand it to many more devices and platforms over the weeks and months to come, including our own Sky Online TV Box.
Sky TV remains the home of the widest choice, highest picture quality and best value, but Sky Online is just the right thing for those who want more flexibility to match their lifestyles. This unique portfolio enables us to offer the ideal product for every customer segment.”