Catch a fish and catch the game

The possibility of watching the All Blacks or Black Caps live while out on the water or at the beach has become a reality with Sky launching the SKY GO App yesterday.

Sky has gone mobile, offering 10 streamed channels, meaning you can head out on the water and still keep track of the score – or even watch a movie – if the fish aren’t biting.

Why listen to crackly cricket coverage, when you can watch it.

Sky senior product manager Alex Winter says customers wanted to be able to watch Sky beyond their living rooms.

“More than 70 per cent of our customers have a smartphone or tablet; and that number continues to grow rapidly,” says Alex.

“We’re delighted to be bringing it to their handbags, backpacks and pockets, just in time for Christmas and the Kiwi summer.”

“We expect LIVE sport to be especially popular over the summer but SKY GO offers something for every member of the family.”

Ten channels are available through the SKY GO App, including four LIVE sports channels; SKY Sport 1, 2, 3, 4, SKY Movies Premiere, E!, UKTV, Cartoon Network, National Geographic and BBC World News.

“You could watch SKY GO on your iPhone, while you are working in the city; then switch to your iPad, when visiting the beach over summer,” says Alex.

The App is currently only available for Apple iPhone or iPad, but will be available for Android devices in the New Year. The App is free for existing SKY customers to download and will enable customers to watch any of the SKY GO channels they are currently subscribed to.

Alex says the next phase is ‘on demand’ and more live streamed channels, to be added to the App.


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