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This article was published on February 4, 2015

    Sky confirms new Now TV box is on the way as it reports increase in on-demand streaming

    Sky confirms new Now TV box is on the way as it reports increase in on-demand streaming
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    In the summer of 2013, Sky launched a small, Roku-manufactured £10 streaming box. And frankly, for the cost, we thought it was a pretty reliable way to turn your boring old TV into a ‘smart TV’.

    Today, the company revealed in its annual financial statement that a “next-generation” Now TV box will be arriving later this year.  As part of the update the UI will also be revamped.

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    News of the updated box comes as Sky reports a nearly 50 percent increase in the number of download and streaming requests (1.91 billion in 2014, up from 1.2 billion in 2013) from across its on-demand platforms.

    ➤ Sky [Investor PDF via Engadget]