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BSkyB Planning Sky Go, To Offer Renewed Internet Telly Services

UK cable services provider BSkyB is planning to launch a new service next month which will offer Sky content to its customers on various devices.

The Sky Go service, which will combine Sky Player and Sky Mobile TV, will allow Sky TV customers to access its content on PCs, laptops, Smartphones and tablet devices.

DTG reveals (opens in new tab) that Sky customers will be allowed to register two devices with the service, using them to view live TV and on-demand content from Sky.

Customers accessing Sky Go on mobile devices and tablets will be able to watch all Sky Sports channels, Sky News, ESPN with new channel being added in the future.

Meanwhile, those using the service on PCs and laptops will have access to more than 30 channel including popular Sky channels, MTV, NatGeo, Disney along with other on-demand content.

The company plans to offer the service to Sky customers from July 7 while non-Sky customers will be able to access the service from August.

“The explosion of Smartphones and tablets demonstrates the increasing consumer demand for accessing entertainment and communicating on the move. We have already responded to this by offering a range of services, including live TV, across many new innovative platforms and devices, like laptops and iPhones,” Stephen van Rooyen, Deputy MD of Sky's Customer Group, said in a statement.

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