Sky has today announced a tie-up with set top box manufacturer Humax which will see its Sky Player service included in Humax’s new range of IP-enabled Freeview HD boxes, including the Humax HD-FOX T2.
The Sky Player service, which offers access to a range of live TV channels and video on demand content, is already vailable via broadband on a number of platforms including PC, Mac, Windows Media Center on Windows 7 and Xbox 360.
Announcing the deal Griff Parry, Sky’s Director of On-Demand, said: “In providing both new and existing customers with more choice and control over how they access Sky content, we continue to harness secure and high-quality distribution platforms like Humax. We know that many Sky homes also have Freeview in other rooms, and this provides a great way for them to enjoy Sky away from their Sky box. And for new customers, particularly those in Freeview homes, it provides an innovative new access point to Sky’s high-quality pay TV content.”
Graham North, Commercial Director, Humax, said the addition of Sky Player would ensure his firm was “positioned to offer consumers an exciting way to experience digital TV, with great content and a range of home networking and content sharing features.”
Today’s deal follows previous tie-ups with television maker Cello and Freeview PVR manufacturer 3View.