Mar 192014

As we mentioned back in January ( Sky will be introducing a new look Sky Guide for their HD boxes.

Sky has overhauled its Sky+ electronic programme guide (Sky Guide) in the biggest shake up of its EPG since 1998.

For the first time ever, On Demand, including Catch Up TV and Sky Store, and the Sky+ Planner now sit alongside channel listings as equal options on a new homepage, so that customers can immediately find the shows they most want to watch, whether live or on demand.

The new-look EPG is being phased in for all Sky+ customers from Tuesday 18th March and will be completed by the end of May.

The update rolling out now means customers can now choose between browsing live channels, catching up on something recently aired, bingeing on a box set, watching a movie or browsing recordings in their Planner – all accessible from a single screen. Icons on the homepage will now include Catch Up TV, TV Box Sets, New Series, Best of On Demand and Sky Store.

The EPG homepage will also now contain a search bar, which will allow BSkyB customers to submit queries based on title, actor, event, channel, sport or keyword.

The change has been introduced to take into account the growing number of BSkyB subscribers choosing to watch TV on their own terms, Sky added.

Jul 312013

BBC Three is to premier all scripted comedy on the BBC iPlayer from the end of August.

The hitherto catch-up service will offer the shows seven days before the TV premier. The first show to be seen under the scheme will be the second series of Jack Whitehall’s Bad Education.

Earlier this year the BBC announced plans to experiment to showcase more content within the iPlayer that will feature around 40 hours of content from across the BBC including Peter Kay’s Car Share. This month, BBC Three launched its latest batch of Comedy Feeds available to audiences exclusively via BBC iPlayer.