It seems that Sky may be heading down the internet connected route with their upcoming Sky boxes, after revealing today that they will be introducing a new SKy+HD box in September, the company announced that they will be offering an integrated wireless internet connection as standard.
Once released, the new version will become available to new Sky HD customers, allowing them to access the companies catch-up TV and on-demand services, for existing Sky+HD customers however, they get a Wi-Fi adapter for their current box.
They didn’t reveal much else than that however, only revealing the following in their announcement:
“We will step up the rollout of connected boxes across our base by offering a low-cost wireless connector to customers that have a Sky+HD box but haven’t yet connected it to broadband.”
“We will also launch a new WiFi-enabled Sky+HD box as standard from September, rolling it out to targeted groups of customers who don’t yet have Sky+HD boxes.”
“This acceleration of our connected Sky+HD platform will open up access to the full range of On Demand services, increasing the value we deliver to customers and providing an important platform from which to grow new revenue streams.”