Sky Anytime offers its 250,000 registered customers on-demand access to product from Sky Movies, Sky One Entertainment, documentary series and events from Sky Sports. More than 500 different movie titles have been downloaded by Sky users to view on-demand on their home PCs since the company's inception, with the most popular choice House of Flying Daggers. Next most downloaded were Starsky & Hutch and Layer Cake.
Sky customers have also downloaded television episodes such as Lost, Stargate and Final Days Of Planet Earth and sports events such as the FA Premiership, Uefa Champions League, the Ashes and World Championship Darts.
The company promises an expansion in content over the coming year, as well as a new service that will give customers with Sky+ boxes on-demand access to a selection of the week's best programmes.
'We're delighted that customers have taken to Anytime with such enthusiasm,' said Dawn Airey, BSkyB's Managing Director of Channels and Services. 'The fact that in this first year we've already seen one million movie downloads is testament to customers' willingness to embrace new technologies.'