Sky News introduces Catch Up TV service

Sky customers can get On Demand news when it suits them

David Baker
by David Baker on 12th May, 2014

Sky News has launched it’s own Catch Up TV service to provide customers with the latest news headlines at a time that suits them.

The service will be part of Sky’s On Demand platform and is available to more than 120,000 Sky customers in Ireland who have connected their Sky+HD box to broadband.

It means customers can also choose the stories they want to watch when they have an opportunity to, with content including key bulletins, documentaries and archived news stories.

Mark Anderson, Sky Ireland’s Director of Sales & Marketing said a broadband connection is all that is required by Sky customers to access the new service.

“Sky News joins Ireland’s biggest Catch Up TV service – offering customers a great way to get their daily news updates when it suits them,” he added.

The top stories, news features and analysis will all be available throughout the day while programming such as Week in Review will provide an overview of the week’s biggest stories.

Sky customers will also be able to access Entertainment Week, hosted by Sky News’ Entertainment Correspondent, Lucy Cotter, among a host of other programmes dedicated to showbiz.

The On Demand service will also showcase the world of technology with weekly tech show Swipe and the latest offerings from new technology correspondent, Tom Cheshire.

A unique opportunity to look back on memorable world changing news events from the past 25 years will be available for customers wishing to use The Vault.

This will provide insight into how these major events were covered while a set of specially commissioned news features and documentaries will cover key events from the recent past.

John Ryley, Head of Sky News, said the company was constantly assessing ways in which the service offered can be improved.

“Sky News on Catch Up TV offers Sky customers the chance to curate the news how they want it at a time when we are producing an increasing amount of high quality features,” he said.

Featured services on Sky News On Demand will mean the best content is available first with a number of related documentaries also available.

An additional set of programming titled Royal will also provide a comprehensive collection of stories surrounding the Royal Family from years gone by.

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