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Sky includes 43 channels in new catch-up TV service

Channels such as TV3, Channel 4, Sky Sports, and Comedy Central will be made available on the service.

SKY HAS LAUNCHED a new catch-up service, allowing customers to watch major shows across 43 different channels after they were broadcast.

The service includes both Sky and non-Sky channels including Channel 4, Sky 1, Comedy Central and MTV.

TV3′s 3Player, which also includes shows from 3e, will be added to the service next week. Shows are usually made available online for seven days before they are removed.

Those with the basic entertainment package will have access to 21 different channels, while entertainment extra customers will see another 16 channels, such as National Geographic, Discovery Channel and Cartoon Network, added to the collection.

Those with sports and movie packages will also have access to five Sky Sports channels and movie premieres. The broadcaster says that additional stations like Sky News and Eurosport will added to the service shortly.

The catch-up service is the latest addition to Sky’s online services. The broadcaster has an On Demand service and Sky Store, which lets you rent movies online.

While On Demand allows you to watch a limited number of shows or movies, Catch-Up includes the main shows from each channel.

Customers require a compatible Sky+HD box that’s connected to their broadband router. Depending on the model, this can be done through WiFi, an Ethernet cable or an On Demand Connector.

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