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A digital video recorder and receiver in one, Sky+ lets you record and store your favourite programmes so you can watch them whenever you like. You can even pause and rewind live TV and with an average of 40 hours of recording time you will always have something you want to watch.
Sky Box Office is the name of BSkyB's Pay Per View (PPV) system. It shows movies and occasionally sporting events. As of 2005, it has 52 'screens', Sky having recently closed 8 additional screens to save bandwidth for their HDTV services. Sky Box Office launched on 16th March 1996 on Sky Analogue. At the time it carried mainly sporting events, such as major boxing fights. The first of these was Frank Bruno's WBC World Heavyweight Championship defence against Mike Tyson. Initially events were ordered by telephone, either on the day of broadcast for £14.95 or in advance at a reduced price of £9.99. Ordering an event charged the viewer's card with a token which, in conjunction with the VideoCrypt system, unlocked the broadcast. The charge would be levied unless the viewer cancelled prior to broadcast, or returned the viewing card as proof that the event hadn't been watched.
Sky News is a 24-hour British domestic and international television news and sports-news channel that started broadcasting on 16 February 1989 as part of the then four-channel Sky Television service. It was modelled on the US CNN channel and soon gained a reputation for immediacy and innovation that reflected well on BSkyB. The station can now be viewed in the UK, and around Europe and the world. Sky News also provides news for UK local radio stations. The usual rolling news schedule is supplemented with a number of landmark programmes and news specials. It has a distinctive look and sound, and despite occasional criticism, has won many awards over the years. The channel has seven UK and eight foreign offices, and it can call on worldwide News Corp resources. The channel has appeared in both films and television programmes, but has lost three-quarters of its viewers and its historic lead in the last few years to BBC News 24.
Sky Movies is the collective name for the British premium subscription television movie channels operated by Sky Television, later British Sky Broadcasting. It has around 5 million subscribers, via both satellite and cable in the UK and Ireland. In addition to the television channels, it has an interactive 'red button' service, a website (sky.com/movies) and recently launched a 3G Mobile service via Vodafone. Sky Movies is said to be the largest television movie service in the world outside the United States.
Sky Sports News is a 24-hour sports news channel operated by Sky Sports. Sky Sports News launched on the 1 October 1998, with Sky Digital becoming BSkyB's first digital only channel. On 10 April 2000, Sky Sports News relaunched as Sky Sports.com TV, a move to bring it tie in to the launch of the skysports.com website. However, the name was soon reverted back to Sky Sports News. The channel replaced Sky Sports Centre, a news show at 6pm, devoted to the key events in the sporting world. The show famously broke the news that Kevin Keegan would resign as Newcastle United boss, with immediate effect. Presenters on the channel include Ian Payne, Simon Thomas and Georgie Thompson.
SKY 1 is an entertainment channel in New Zealand available on SKY Network Television. The channel shows are a variety of the most recent shows such as from the United States, for example CSI, The Simpsons, Family Guy, World Wrestling Entertainment⤮s hit shows, Stargate SG-1, The Jerry Springer Show, Judge Judy and The Villa. Some shows are already screened on Free to air TV & Sky 1 will play older episodes of the show. If listings are checked the same show can be seen 3 times in a 24 hour period.
Sky Travel is a channel from BSkyB that shows extensive programmes about travel, adverts for travel agencies, and documentries. From August 2006, Sky Travel began showing reality TV, giving viewers an insight into real life stories from around the world and Sky Travel Extra dedicated its airtime to documentaries. Sky Travel, Sky Travel Extra and Sky Travel Shop programmes can be seen on the Sky Travel channels, on Sky Three and Sky Two on Sky and Freeview.
Premplus broadcasts 50 live matches per season. PremPlus or Premiership Plus is Sky Sports' first and only pay per view channel, which is dedicated to airing live and interactive Premiership football from the Premier League.
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