20 October 2014 - Sky Go, the award-winning mobile TV service, gets even bigger and better from today, as Channel 5, 5*, 5 USA, ITVBe and British Eurosport 2 join the line-up alongside channels including Sky Atlantic, Sky 1, Sky Sports and ITV Encore.
Arriving just in time for the eagerly-anticipated Gotham (Channel 5) and the new series of TOWIE (ITVBe), Sky TV customers will now be able to choose from up to 70 live channels, wherever they are with Sky Go.
If Monday Night Football doesn't take your fancy, escape to another room to watch something else with Sky Go. Shows joining the service include TOWIE, Seven Days With...Tamara Ecclestone, The Mentalist, The Dog Rescuers, Big Brother andNeighbours. British Eurosport 2 includes British Superbikes and American Football to watch wherever you are.
Luke Bradley-Jones, Sky's Brand Director of TV Products, commented: "It's great news for our 5.6 million Sky Go customers who can now get even more shows to watch including TOWIE and Big Brother. Sky Go lets our customers have even more flexibility to enjoy the TV they love, on their terms."
James Tatam, Channel 5's Digital Media Director, said: "We're delighted Sky Go customers will be able to enjoy the incredible line up of programmes we've put together this autumn across Channel 5, 5* and 5USA, from Gotham to Can't Pay, We'll Take it Away and everything in between."
Martin Goswami, Director of Pay & Distribution at ITV, said: "We are very excited to have launched ITVBe, our first new free-to-air channel in almost a decade, and are delighted to roll this out to Sky customers, expanding ITV's portfolio of channels on the mobile TV service."
At the end of September 2014, Sky Go had over 5.6m million registered customers. Popular shows on the service in the last few months include 24 and The Leftovers. Sky Go customers can now watch up to 70 channels with a compatible mobile, tablet or laptop wherever they are in the UK. For more information on Sky Go customers can visit sky.com/skygo.
Access channels on Sky Go in the UK or Ireland on a compatible device using 3G/4G/WiFi. Content available depend on the customer's Sky TV subscription. ITV Encore is available exclusively to Sky customers on channel 123 on their Sky+HD box or via Sky Go.
Sky is the UK and Ireland's leading home entertainment and communications company. Around 40% of all homes have a direct relationship with Sky through its range of TV, broadband and home telephony services.
Sky is the UK's biggest investor in television content, investing more than £2.6 billion a year in channels such as Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living, Sky Arts, Sky Sports, Sky Movies and Sky News. Around two-thirds of Sky's content spend is invested in the UK and Sky is the fastest-growing source of investment in original British programmes. More than 30 million people watch Sky content each week.
Alongside its commitment to offering customers a greater choice of high-quality content, Sky is a leading innovator. Customers enjoy total control and flexibility over their favourite TV through Sky+, watch TV on the move through Sky Go, and enjoy the best quality TV experience at home through High Definition and 3D.
Sky distributes its content broadly over several platforms, including satellite, cable, IPTV, mobile and WiFi. NOW TV, Sky's second consumer brand, builds on the company's leadership in internet TV. Sky is also the UK's fastest-growing home communications company and favourite ‘triple-play' provider of TV, broadband and home phone.
Sky believes in making a wider contribution to the communities in which it operates by taking positive action on the environment, supporting grassroots sports and increasing access to, and participation in, the arts. Sky employs 25,000 people, has annual revenues of £7.6 billion and is estimated to support a £6.0 billion contribution to UK GDP. Sky is listed on the London Stock Exchange (BSY).
About ITV PLC
ITV is the largest commercial television network in the UK. It is the home of popular television from the biggest entertainment events, to original drama, major sport, landmark factual series and independent news. It operates a family of channels including ITV, ITVBe, ITV2, ITV3 and ITV4 and CITV which are broadcast free-to-air, as well as the pay channel ITV Encore. ITV is also focused on delivering its programming across multiple platforms including itv.com, mobile devices, video on demand and third party platforms. ITV Studios produces and sells programmes and formats in the UK and worldwide, and comprises of ITV's UK and international production operations, international distribution, home entertainment, publishing, merchandising and licensing.
About Channel 5
Channel 5 launched as Britain's fifth public service broadcaster in March 1997 and reaches 4 in 5 of the UK viewing public each month with a broad mix of popular content, including quality factual programmes, entertainment, reality, sport, acquired and original drama, news and pre-school children's programming through its award winning Milkshake strand.
Popular shows include The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door, Botched Up Bodies, Benefits Britain: Life on the Dole, Autopsy: The Last Hours Of ..., The Dog Rescuers, Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother. Channel 5 acquires the best of international drama - Gotham, Under the Dome, Person of Interest, Castle, CSI, Law & Order, The Mentalist, NCIS, Wentworth Prison and Love/Hate. Stalwart Australian soaps Neighbours and Home and Away continue to delight early evening viewers. For sports fans Channel 5 is the terrestrial home of all England Cricket summer Internationals and regular title boxing.
Sister channels 5* and 5USA compliment Channel 5 with a mix of must see entertainment and US drama, while Demand 5 is a free service to catch up with the latest programmes on Channel 5, 5USA and 5* available across over 20 platforms and devices including You View, Sky On Demand, Virgin Media, BT Vision, Xbox1, iOS, Android, Freesat, PS4 and Roku. Since the start of the year Demand 5 has averaged 15m streams a month.
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About British Eurosport
The Eurosport Group is Europe's leading sports entertainment group and this year celebrates 25 years of leadership in live sports broadcasting and digital innovation.
British Eurosport and British Eurosport 2 are now broadcasting in HD on the Sky, BT TV and Virgin Media platforms. Together with our SD simulcasts, the channels are available in over 12 million UK homes and regularly reach around two million viewers a week. The Eurosport player also the streams the Eurosport TV channels to subscribers on PCs, mobile devices, games consoles and connected TVs, while our popular sports news website in partnership with Yahoo! attracts close to two million visitors each day and has a growing following on mobile devices.