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Sky introduces enhanced electronic programme guide

Sky has today begun the rollout of its new EPG (electronic programme guide) for Sky+ HD set-top boxes.

Among the improvements are a new-look interface and easier selection of your favourite programmes. The new features will be rolled out to Sky customers during the course of this year, and include:

• Pinpoint HD graphics, for a sharper and sleeker looking interface

• A navigation update, increasing the number of channels featured on each page of the TV Guide from six to eight

• New categorised recordings in the Sky+ planner, meaning customers can browse through their recorded programmes by genre for the first time, with content divided into categories such as entertainment, movies, sports, news, documentaries or music.

• New landing page for different genres. Sky Movies viewers, for example, can choose from a series of simple icons to watch movies live or on-demand via Sky Anytime+, browse movies stored on their Sky+ planner, rent a movie from Sky Store or search for a particular film, all through a single page.

You can watch a video demo of the new Sky EPG by clicking here.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.