Sky Deutschland to launch blockbuster films on Sky Go for the iPhone and iPod Touch
• Innovative service to be further expanded: Starting this Spring, Sky Film customers with Sky Go can enjoy top movies on their iPhone or iPod Touch, on-demand and on the go, and at no extra charge
• Sky Go now provides full flexibility with the Sky Film on-demand service available via the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Web and Xbox 360 (in addition to those shown on the Sky Anytime service)
• New offer includes upcoming blockbusters by Warner, Sony, Fox, Disney, and many other independent film distributors
Unterföhring, 22 February 2012. This Spring Sky Film fans can enjoy the latest blockbusters anytime and everywhere via Sky Go on the iPhone and iPod Touch. The expansion of the innovative Sky Go service will make it possible to watch films not only on the iPad, Web and the Xbox 360, but now also on the iPod Touch and iPhone via WiFi and 3G. Hundreds of top movies will be available on-demand from the amazing exclusive range of titles available on the Sky Film linear channels, including those from key partners like Warner, Sony, Fox, Disney, and many independent film suppliers. With this, Sky customers can enjoy the best film offering available all across Germany and Austria, including : "Pirates of the Caribbean - Stranger Tides", "The King's Speech", "Kokowääh", "Sucker Punch", and "The Smurfs". New and innovative functions allow users to find the matching film for their current mood or select a film through the random generator simply by shaking their iPhone or iPod Touch. Thanks to full social media integration they can also recommend the latest films to their friends. This extended Sky Go App rounds up the current offering including exclusive live sport access to the channels Sky Sport 1, Sky Sport 2, and Sky Sport Austria, as well as breaking news, video highlights and the Sky Datacenter.
Brian Sullivan, CEO Sky Deutschland AG: "Sky stands for great content and cutting-edge innovation, and is now setting another benchmark with the launch of Sky Film on the iPhone and iPod Touch. As the lifestyles of our customers become increasingly mobile they want the same great film experience we deliver in their homes while they are on the road. Only Sky offers customers such a complete and exciting service which presents the TV experience of the future, but here today.”
Since the launch of Sky Go in April 2011, Sky set a new benchmark for innovation, providing customers with greater flexibility and convenience to watch live and on-demand TV via the web, iPad, iPhone and Xbox 360. In just nine months Sky Go has reached a subscriber base of 594,000, and achieved over 4 million unique viewer sessions in the fourth quarter 2011 alone.
This press release is available on the internet via info.sky.de. Images of the new Sky Go app for the iPhone are available via firstname.lastname@example.org .
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Sky Deutschland AG
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