March 18, 2013
From Monday, Sky customers will be able to access the most complete catch-up TV service anywhere in the UK following the addition of 4 on demand (4oD) to Sky's On Demand service.
The upgrade comes at no charge for the growing number of Sky customers who have connected their Sky+HD box to
and can download catch-up content at a push of a button. New figures show that the surge in connections has continued in the early part of 2013, with the total number of connected Sky+HD boxes now surpassing two million and continuing to grow rapidly.
With the launch of 4oD, catch-up content from Channel 4's portfolio of channels - including Channel 4, E4 and More 4 - will be available alongside hundreds of hours of great content from Sky 1, Sky Atlantic,
, the BBC, ITV, Channel 5, the History Channel, National Geographic and others. Taken together, it means that Sky+ offers the most complete catch-up TV service in the UK, so customers never need to miss out on their favourite shows.
At the same time, older shows and series from the Channel 4 archives will also become available to download from the library section of Sky's On Demand service, where box-sets of classic shows and series are available. Channel 4 series available on Sky will include
The Inbetweeners, Shameless, Spaced, Father Ted, The IT Crowd
In addition to joining the
service on Sky
, Channel 4 is also the first terrestrial network to offer its channels and programmes on Sky Go, Sky's award-winning internet and mobile TV service. From Monday Sky Go users will be able to enjoy Channel 4 and More4 live on their laptop, smartphone, or tablet, with E4 and Film4 to follow shortly.
In addition, a range of classic Channel 4 shows will be available within the On Demand section of Sky Go. And for Sky customers who upgrade to Sky Go Extra, those Channel 4 shows can be downloaded to watch offline, so they can enjoy TV on the move even when they're not connected to the internet.