Sky Go to be available on Playstation 4 this summer following Sony deal
Sky also agrees deal with Paramount Pictures for exclusive movie access
Gaming fans will be able to enjoy Sky Go on the Playstation 4 console for the first time later this year, after an agreement was made between Sony and Sky.
Sky TV customers will be able to use Sky Go with both the Playstation 3 or PS4 consoles, letting them watch live channels in line with their Sky subscription.
It means Sky customers can access all six Sky Sports channels, as well as Eurosport or 11 Sky Movies channels depending on their TV package.
Other Sky channels including Sky Atlantic and third party channels such as FOX and Nickelodeon are also available via the Sky Go.
Sky Go is available at no extra cost to Sky TV customers, giving them the option to watch their favourite shows and live programming at times that suit them.
Mark Anderson, Director of Sales & Marketing at Sky Ireland, said the deal represented “good news” for Sky TV customers.
“More and more consumers are demanding easy access to a greater choice of high-quality entertainment over internet-connected devices,” he said.
“Sky is committed to helping customers access our great content, whenever and wherever they want.”
Another deal with Paramount pictures
Sky and Paramount pictures have also announced a new multi-year movies agreement that will bring Sky Movies customers exclusive access to many box office hits.
It will mean Sky Movies will be the first subscription service in Ireland to show new Paramount Pictures movies.
Customers with Sky will be able to see titles such as Noah, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit ahead of other providers.
Meanwhile, future releases such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Transformers: Age of Extinction will also be available exclusively for Sky Movies customers ahead of anybody else.
New titles from Paramount will be available around eight months after they are released in cinemas and will be accessible exclusively for more than a year.
Sky customers will also be able to access a wide range of classic movies from Paramount as well, including every Star Trek film, The Godfather Trilogy and Top Gun.
The Sky On Demand service and Sky Movies will show the films, while all of the movies will also be available via Sky Go, for customers who wish to watch them on multiple devices.
Ian Lewis, Director of Sky Movies and Acquisitions, said the company was “delighted” to be extending its partnership with Paramount.
“This deal will give Sky Movies customers exclusive access to all Paramount Pictures’ new films, as well as the ability to enjoy a wide range of classic titles,” he said.
“This is just the latest example of us giving Sky Movies customers the biggest and best movies to watch, how and when they want.”