Sky Deutschland beefs up OTT offering

31 Oct 2014

German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland has launched ‘Sky Online’, a new comprehensive over-the-top (OTT) platform enabling access to premium linear TV and on-demand services over any internet connection or through a mobile application for Apple iOS devices, available to users in Germany and Austria. Expansion to various other devices is planned in the short-term, to include Android-based mobile devices, Smart TV sets, the Xbox One console and the upcoming Sky Online TV Box developed in conjunction with US streaming company Roku. Broadband TV News reports that the monthly-terminable Sky Online packages offer access to linear TV channels as well as video-on-demand (VoD) content, including current films, series and live sports such as domestic German league football. The ‘Sky Starter’ package and the ‘Sky Film’ package cost EUR9.99 (USD12.60) and EUR19.99 per month respectively, with content including access to the whole library of Sky’s existing online VoD portal ‘Sky Snap’, while OTT customers can also sign up for the Sky Supersport day pass (EUR19.99).

Austria, Germany, Sky Deutschland