Sky Launches New EPG With Greater Focus On VOD Services

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In what is the most radical overhaul in more than 15 years, Sky has launched a new look EPG which puts a greater focus on video-on-demand than previous iterations of the interface.

The new look EPG is launching from today and features a number of changes to the homepage that Sky+ customers will see on their set-top boxes. The broadcaster’s Catch Up option and On-Demand boxsets will now be given grater prominence – a signal of the importance of said services – and sit alongside the traditional planner on the home page.

Another change coming later in the year will be a better recommendation service based on Sky+ Planner recordings and downloads. The search function has also been upgraded to allow customers to search for content by title, actor, event, channel, sport or any key word.

“With so much fantastic TV on offer, we know it can sometimes be difficult to decide what to watch. Our new Homepage means it’s now much easier to quickly find what you want, when you want to watch it – whether that’s the big Premier League clash or catching up on Game of Thrones”, said Luke Bradley-Jones, Sky’s Brand Director of TV Products. “The new home page is a really important innovation, putting Sky+ at the heart of the connected home.  And there’s even more to come, with a smart new approach to recommendations coming later this year.”