Sky customers could be in for a tasty telly treat tomorrow as the satellite broadcaster gears-up to launch something “magical”. The company is holding a major launch event in London, with rumours suggesting that a brand new set-top box will be unveiled to the world and it’s tipped to be like nothing we’ve seen before.
In the build-up to this event, Sky has revealed plenty of teasers, with the first invite to the glitzy event saying, “Hello, It’s almost time. The magic is about to be revealed”. Soon after, the firm released a short clip on YouTube that continues the magical theme with a quote from Arthur C. Clarke that reads, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
What could make this new device really exciting is that this might be the first time Sky customers will be able to watch on-demand shows, pause live television, record their favourite channels without the need for a satellite dish drilled into their wall.
That’s great news for anyone living in rented accommodation or those who simply don’t want a huge dish ruining the look of the property.
This dish-free concept isn’t actually anything new. Sky promised back in 2017 that it was working on a way to bring its telly service to customers through a broadband connection. And now, it seems this upgrade could finally become a reality with a new device, dubbed the Sky Q IP Box, expected to be revealed tomorrow.
Called Sky Glass, this smart telly will have a Sky system built-in meaning you won’t need a separate box to tune into your favourite channels.
We’ll have to wait and see exactly what Sky has in store but, if you want to know more then there are only a few hours left to wait. Express.co.uk will be at the Sky event and will bring you all the news live as it happens – watch this space!