【Source: Broadband TV News】
Sky Italia has launched an OTT platform enabling viewers to access its premium service directly through the internet. The introduction of the Sky Online TV Box follows the launch of a similar service in Germany last October. The OTT set-top box was developed by Sky in cooperation with Roku.
Until now, Sky Online was only available on PCs, tablets, game consoles, and some smart TV sets, but the introduction of a dedicated set-top box makes access with an internet connection possible on any TV set.
Sky Online TV Box is available at €49.99 with one month of Sky Cinema and Entertainment included and the possibility to view both tickets at only €1 for the second month. After the second month customers will be able to choose, contract-free, what to watch: Cinema, Entertainment or Sport event-per-event.
The OTT set-top box can be purchased online from Sky, on Amazon.it, in Euronics, Feltrinelli, Mediaworld, Mondadori and Unieuro stores and in Mediaworld best point of sales.
Sky Online TV Box also gives access from the store to other partner apps, including Facebook, Spotify, Vevo, Vimeo, Red Bull TV, Wall Street Journal, Tune In Radio and Roku Player, with more apps to be added in the coming months.
SDMC OTT set-top boxes:
1. 4K UHD Quad Core H.265/HEVC DRM Middleware supported OTT Set-top Box DV7819
2. 1080P HD Quad Core H.265/HEVC DRM Middleware supported OTT Set-top Box DV7904