Sky TV confirmed for Xbox 360 in UK [Update]

Friday, 29th May 2009 07:06 GMT By Patrick Garratt


As expected, Microsoft’s announced a deal with Sky that will see the broadcaster’s channels appear on the console this autumn.

The move was confirmed at a London event this week.

This means 360 owners will be able to use Sky services without the need for a satellite dish or an existing Sky sub.

No details on pricing or line-up have been revealed as yet, although the two companies have said the service will be similar to Sky Player, the desktop Sky option currently available on PCs and Macs.

Wwe couldn’t go to the London event, but the BBC has a full report.

Update: There’s shots of it on NeoGAF. Thanks, Blerk.



  1. Razor

    Doesn’t Sky power Sony’s Go View service?

    I don’t think it will be long before the PS3 gets something like this.

    Still, no need for a dish is pretty cool….though I imagine my enthusiasm will will dampened by the cost if Sky’s pricing is anything to go by.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. mart


    #2 6 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Neat – if it’s like Sky player then I’ll probably be able to get it for free.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Patrick Garratt

    This is pretty big news.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Mike

    Hopefully they can do one with Canal Plus in Europe. Although most of the Canal Plus countries are heavy Sony territory so I doubt MS’ll invest.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Blerk

    Reading EG’s article, it sounds very much like it’s just “Sky Player for 360″. Which is fine – Sky Player’s a decent enough service as it is. Subscribers can stream movies and shows and stuff whenever the mood takes them.

    Not going to be much point for non-subscribers, though – there’s only a subset of Sky programming available on the Player and most of it is from Sky’s own channels.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. tenthousandgothsonacid

    They had to do something, bbc iplayer on my ps3 is rapidly turning into the killer app

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Gekidami

    The BBC iplayer works on PS3?
    Well anywho, unless you live in the UK this is all useless.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Blerk

    People still watch the BBC? :-)

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Blerk

    GAF have pictures.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. tenthousandgothsonacid

    “The BBC iplayer works on PS3?”

    Yep, upscales really well even on a 32 inch telly. I don’t really bother with the pvr any more.

    They’re releasing the HD version for ps3 in the coming weeks too :)

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Psychotext

    I don’t know how anyone can use the browser based version of iPlayer. The quality is utterly horrible…

    …and that’s coming from someone who is usually happy enough watching crappy rips of films.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Eon

    This is great news…but I don’t have Sky :(

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Cort

    Any games this year?

    Oh, and….

    “Sony have to decide whether the PS3 is agames console or not.”

    Aaron Greenberg, 2007

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Psychotext

    No games this year Cort.

    #15 6 years ago

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