Sky Anytime+ is coming... but not for everyone
Yes, we know this one has been floating around for a day or so but we were away for most of yesterday on a team-bonding session where the boss put us in a wind tunnel for five hours while blasting us with hot mashed turnip. To be honest, we needed it.
Anyhow, it concerns Sky and the latest, forthcoming upgrade of their Anytime service. Called Anytime+, it’ll work on a Sky+HD box that is connected to the net and viewers will be able to download and watch from more than 1,000 hours of content from an array of channels. All of the content will be in SD form.
Sky reckon that with a 2MB connection, a 90-minute film will be available to start watching in streaming form in less than a minute or downloaded to store on your Sky+ box in about 40 minutes once the new service is up and running later in the year.
The catch (and it’s a pretty hefty catch) is that upon launch, Anytime+ will only be available to viewers who ALSO subscribe to the Sky Unlimited Broadband package. Clever, spoilsporting bastards.
Now then, how does one go about removing dried turnip from one's eyeballs...?