Sky HD will offer movies on demand from next year

2 Jul 2009

Gerry O'Sullivan
Sky's Gerry O'Sullivan

Sky HD will offer movies and programmes on-demand from next year via the set-top box's internet connection. So says Gerry O'Sullivan, BSkyB's Director of Strategic Product Development. And he should know.

Speaking this morning at the Intellect Consumer Electronics Conference in London, O'Sullivan said Sky  is  also "seriously exploring 3D TV" after conducting successful trials. He believes the UK has the opportunity to "lead the world in 3D TV".

He admits the UK was intially slow to take up HD TV, but says Sky HD subscriptions grew fivefold in the last three months.

And, as we've already reported, Sky News will go HD next year "due to user demand". More HD content on Sky is planned, adds O'Sullivan.

"We believe satellite is still the most effective way of getting high-bandwidth content into the home."

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