How to get Sky On Demand in Spain
On 26 October 2010 BSkyB launched Sky Anytime+. In September 2012, Anytime+ was rebranded as On Demand, along with the addition of a Catch-up TV section in the guide.
The Sky On Demand service differs from the original Sky Anytime> service, as is allows the user to select programmes they wanted to watch from a vast library, rather than a selection as offered by the Anytime service.
Sky On Demand relies on a Sky+HD digiboxes connection to a broadband / ADSL line. This connection is used to download the
Sky On Demand has content that is available to play immediately, with little of no buffering. Other content requires time to download before running entirely without buffering.
Initially Sky On Demand was only made available to Sky customers with a Sky Broadband connection. However, on 20 March 2012, Sky On Demand was made available across all broadband providers.
Sky On Demand also made the ITV Player became accessible through the main Sky On Demand menu. BBC iPlayer will arrive later in 2012.
Sky On Demand needs to be activated by contacting Sky, or via your “My Sky” account.
Note that using Sky On Demand will count towards any download limitations you may have with your Broadband provider.
Sky On Demand on Sky
You can access Sky On Demand on Sky by navigating to the On Demand tab on the Sky Guide.
Sky On Demand in Spain on Sky Digiboxes
Most Sky+HD boxes will be able to access the Sky On Demand. Sky+HD digiboxes made by Thomson will NOT be supporting the software for Sky On Demand.
The Sky On Demand service must be activated by Sky. Ideally this should be ordered by using a My Sky Account.
If you try to use the Sky On Demand service on a Sky Digiboxes in Spain from a country other than the UK and ROI, you will be blocked from viewing content.
This is because the Sky On Demand content will only be made available to users connecting to the internet using a UK server. This is controlled by checking the IP address for your internet connection.
Your Spanish IP address will be blocked, so Sky On Demand content will NOT be available to you on your Sky Digibox.
This is because the Sky On Demand content will only be made available to users connecting to the internet using a UK server
Accessing the On Demand and Catch Up TV in Spain – Use a UK TV Router for UK TV
The UK TV Catch-up iPlayer services are indented for use in the UK only. Access to On Demand and Catch Up TV in Spain from other countries will be blocked. This blocking is “policed” by checking your internet IP address. Spanish IP addresses will be blocked from connecting to these On Demand and Catch Up TV in Spain.
The only way to connect to these UK TV Catch-up iPlayer services on a Sky Digibox or Freesat set top box in Spain, is by using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) or SMART DNS service that allows you to connect to the internet using a UK internet server.