Sky Home delivers next generation viewing access to customers:
New innovation brings together live and on-demand programs, along with editorial recommendations, all at the touch of a button

• Never miss a thing again with Sky Home: Highlights and editorial recom-mendations show directly on the landing page, with all the day’s and week’s best programs available in a glance - all at no additional cost
• Sky Home presents highlights from linear Sky channels, as well as the Sky Anytime and the Sky Select on-demand services, and includes a schedule overview for all your favourite channels
• Making easy even easier: Simple and intuitive access to Sky’s sparkling con-tent means spending less time searching and more time watching – just press the green button on the remote
• New features and more convenience for Sky+ customers: Sky Anytime watchlist available for movies and direct access recording - individual epi-sode or full series – straight from the Sky Home screens

Unterföhring, 9 January 2014 – Better television is getting ever more convenient: With Sky Home, the latest innovation from Sky, customers always have a full overview of our outstanding, high quality program line-up. The interactive and customizable home screen - which automatically appears when the Sky box is turned on - shows at a glance all the day’s and week’s best programs - across all linear Sky channels, as well as the Sky Anytime and Sky Select on-demand services, which are accessible via the award-winning HD receiver Sky+. Programs on Sky Home can be bookmarked, recorded or directly started, and through the combination of editorial recommendations and the customizable channel list in the category “My Favourite Channels”, Sky customers are now able to find what’s most relevant and appealing to them with even greater ease. In the “Kids TV” area, users can see what’s currently running and what’s up next on a range of pre-selected kid’s channels.

Sky Home can also be accessed directly by pressing the green button on the remote, and the intuitive interface is easy to use from the start. Beginning on 9 January, Sky Home will launch on selected DTH (direct-to-home) Sky boxes and become available in the following weeks for the other Sky boxes, including the cable networks.

Brian Sullivan, CEO Sky Deutschland: “Sky Home is the perfect tool to enhance our cus-tomers’ entertainment experience, by combining easy one-button access to the best programs with the editorial recommendations from the Sky team, all directly through the Sky boxes. Discovering new content and getting access to favourite programs has never been easier. We want our customers to spend less time searching and more time watching better television.”
Watchlist and programming recommendations for Sky Anytime

In parallel to the start of Sky Home, Sky Anytime is also being enhanced to add value for customers’ convenience: The new feature on Sky+ boxes enables the user to easily add titles from the comprehensive on-demand programming line-up of Sky Anytime to create their personalized watchlist, and then enjoy watching them later. The watchlist is also accessible via Sky Home and complements the personal programming overview. In addition subscribers who select a movie on Sky Anytime will receive editorial recommendations for matching titles, making it even easier for them to search for desired content.


About Sky Deutschland:
Sky Deutschland is the leading pay TV company in Germany and Austria with over 3.5 million subscribers. Sky offers live sports, current films, award-winning TV series, kids programs, and documentaries. Sky subscribers have access to up to 80 channels in unique HD quality and an exclusive 3D channel. The innovations Sky Go and Sky Any-time enable customers to view programming on the road as well as on demand.

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Consumer Communications
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stefan.bortenschlager@sky.de
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