About Sky TV
Sky TV requires little introduction, but we’ll give you one anyway. Launched on the 2nd of November, 1990, the service has grown from a three channel offering with prohibitively high prices into a part of everyday life for millions of people. Today, Sky TV is home to over a thousand channels, some in HD and even some in 3D, meaning that there are now more ways to watch than ever before. Perhaps the biggest innovation in Sky’s young life so far though has been the introduction of Sky+.
Sky+ was launched in 2002 to a market which largely didn’t know such capability was possible. As a nation, the memory of painstakingly recording programmes we didn’t want to miss on tape was still both painful and fresh. So, when Sky announced that never missing our favourite programmes was just a push of the button away, it changed the game for good. Suddenly, we were masters of time in our own homes; hitting pause on live TV to go make a cup of tea or rewinding a programme to listen to some crucial dialog missed amongst the hubbub of living.
The first Sky+ box featured a 40GB hard drive, which allowed for an average of 20 hours of recorded content – all in standard definition, of course. Since then, and with the popularisation of the high definition TV standard, as well as our growing appetite for storage, we’ve seen the Sky+ box storage capacity leap forwards to 80GB, then 160GB through 250GB 1TB and now, you can even get a Sky+ box with a 2TB hard drive. To put that in perspective, that’s 100 times more storage than the original Sky+ box, and more than most people could ever fill.
The most recent innovation seen by Sky TV customers is the huge push that has been made towards On Demand content. Sky were aware that although people could now record programmes so didn’t miss them, they would still lose out if they were recommended a programme by a friend and had failed to record it to date. So, with On Demand and Sky Box Sets, Sky TV greatly expanded its service, letting you download and watch almost any programme from the last month, and in some cases from the entire run of the programme.
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