In the UK, Sky has three big assets: sports, movies and a raft of premium dramas imported over from the US. If you're a Now TV user, however, then you could only get your grubby mitts on the first two of that trio. That's all about to change, as Sky is now offering a broadcast TV package that'll bolt on to the service for just £4.99 a month. The Now TV Entertainment Month Pass is a contract-free way to watch Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living, Sky Arts 1, Discovery Channel, MTV, GOLD, Disney and Fox. In addition to watching the channels live, you'll also be able to access the box-set catalog of older on-demand shows as with full-blown Sky customers. The only downside is that you'll have to sign up before 21st March 2014 -- as that £4.99 per month deal is just an introductory offer.
NOW TV offers top entertainment channels on a monthly pay-as-you-go basis
Internet TV takes another major step forward today as some of the UK's most popular entertainment channels join NOW TV as part of a brand new, pay-as-you-go service.
The new NOW TV Entertainment Month Pass offers a simple, instant and contract-free way to access ten top subscription TV channels: Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living, Sky Arts 1, Discovery, MTV, Comedy Central, GOLD, Disney and FOX. It allows customers to stream shows live and on demand on a pay-as-you-go basis - and all at an introductory price of just £4.99 a month.
Internet TV usage is growing rapidly with millions of homes already using the web to watch their favourite shows and channels. The NOW TV Entertainment Pass means that more of the best TV can be enjoyed by anyone with an internet-connected device.
Unlike some other streaming services, the NOW TV Entertainment Month Pass offers premiere episodes of the very latest series, including brand new drama and comedy from home and abroad. Some of the highlights in November alone include Karl Pilkington: The Moaning of Life (Sky 1), Dracula (Sky Living), The Tunnel (Sky Atlantic), A Young Doctor's Notebook & Other Stories (Sky Arts 1), Hello Ladies (Sky Atlantic), Yonderland (Sky 1), Geordie Shore (MTV) and American Horror Story (FOX).
And with the premieres of new series of Game of Thrones, The Following and Mad Men coming up on Sky Atlantic, NOW TV will be the only place to see all the new episodes on a month-to-month, pay-as-you-go basis. In addition to current shows, the NOW TV Entertainment Month Pass will offer entire box sets of hit shows. Highlights include every episode of all five seasons of The Wire (Sky Atlantic) and seasons one to three of An Idiot Abroad (Sky 1) and Mad Dogs (Sky 1).