BBC iPlayer now on Sky+

The BBC iPlayer is now available to Sky customers through their Sky+ boxes, joining other terrestrial catch-up services from ITV and Channel Five.

Viewers will be able to catch up on their favourite BBC shows, such as Doctor Who and Strictly Come Dancing, searching for programmes by channel, genre or date it aired. 

Sky has also announced that from early next year, Sky+ customers will be getting Channel 4’s own catch-up service, 4oD.

The move to make BBC iPlayer available to Sky+ customers follows on the back of the BBC’s announcement that September saw more programme requests on its catch-up service than ever before, totalling an impressive 199 million. 

With BBC iPlayer now being made available on Sky+, expect the records to continue to be broken.

With Sky+ customers privy to more and more catch up services, including Sky’s own on-demand offering, along with the likes of MTV, Discovery and a selection of movies and TV "box sets", the pressure is mounting on YouView, which offers a similar catch-up service to both BT and TalkTalk customers.