now_tv_apple_tvUK home entertainment and communications provider Sky expanded its Apple TV offerings with its expanded NOW TV channel supporting the broadcaster's Entertainment Month Pass and Sky Movies Month Pass, reports Engadget. These two passes join the existing Sky Sports day pass that debuted on NOW TV last year.

The Entertainment Month Pass for NOW TV brings the latest television programming from 13 pay TV channels, including Boardwalk Empire and The Leftovers, for £4.99 (US$8.19) monthly. The Movies Month Pass is for movie buffs, offering streaming access to more than 800 blockbuster Hollywood films for £9.99 (US$16.39) a month after a 30-day free trial. UK customers also will be able to access the £9.99 (US$16.39) Sky Sports Day Pass for one-day access to six different Sky Sports channels.

Apple recently has been expanding the content and capabilities of its Apple TV. In the past few weeks, the company has rolled out a new channels for Beats Music and FX NOW, tweaked the user interface with an iOS 7-inspired design, and added support for iOS 8 features like Family Sharing and iCloud Photo Support.

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Top Rated Comments

steve-p Avatar
127 months ago
It's not about "love for Sky" It's about the fact that the BBC is always behind the times and backwards when it comes to technology. Stodgy.
I don't think you could be more wrong. For example, first to operate a teletext service, first to offer NICAM stereo, first for widescreen format, first to trial and roll out DAB, first catch-up service, first to trial and broadcast in HD, first to implement red button extra channels, first to trial 3D and 4K broadcasts, etc. The BBC is normally the technology leader for the commercial operators to try to keep up with.
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Jimmyjamh Avatar
127 months ago
It relies on the BBC (and ITV, 4od, 5) wanting to make an app for the platform. For some reason or other they don't seem to be wanting to right now.

A very strange reasoned or no iplayer is given by the BBC here - http://www.imore.com/bbc-comes-clean-why-theres-no-iplayer-apple-tv (http://www.imore.com/bbc-comes-clean-why-theres-no-iplayer-apple-tv)

I don't really get their argument.m
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TopToffee Avatar
127 months ago
Now if Sky would just lower their absurd pricing for Sky Sports through Now TV...
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kebabselector Avatar
127 months ago
They must be thinking of it.

Hope so.
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