Sky have launched their brand new Sky+HD box with a massive 1TB HDD, allowing customers to record upto 240 hours of HD entertainment.



Sky today announced another milestone in its innovation story with the introduction of a new Sky+HD box which can store up to 240 hours of personal high definition (HD) television, the largest capacity HD personal video recorder in Europe.

The new Sky+HD 1TB box, is so called because of its one terabyte of personal storage. The box offers all the benefits of a standard Sky+HD box, including access to Sky’s 37 HD channels, the new HD Sky Guide, Sky+ and Sky Anytime, but with four times the storage capacity, which equates to around 100 HD movies or 740 hours of standard definition content. Sky Anytime also increases its memory size, to allow for up to 160 hours of HD content, to view on-demand.

Hilary Perchard, Sky’s Director of Product Management & Marketing: “We want to offer people as much choice as possible. We know customers are happy with the storage on our standard box, but the Sky+HD 1TB will appeal to people who want to watch and store even more HD TV. Whether customers take a Sky+HD box or the new Sky+HD 1TB box, they’re guaranteed a premium viewing experience that is future-proofed for Sky’s 3D and video-on-demand services, due to arrive later this year.”

Sky launched the UK’s first national HD service in May 2006 which has since become Europe’s most successful HD service. Today Sky+HD customers can watch 37 HD channels from leading brands such as Sky Movies, Sky Sports, Channel 4, E4, Disney, MTV, BBC, Discovery, FX, Sky1 and National Geographic.

Further channels are due shortly, including Sky News HD (Spring 2010), with a view to growing the offering to 50 channels.

Details on Sky’s pull VOD and 3DTV services, including pricing, packaging and entitlement, will be announced closer to launch.