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Sky+, or Sky Plus, is a discontinued personal video recorder (PVR) and subscription service from the satellite television provider Sky in the UK and Ireland.wikipedia
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Sky+, or Sky Plus, is a discontinued personal video recorder (PVR) and subscription service from the satellite television provider Sky in the UK and Ireland.
In the UK, digital video recorders are often referred to as "plus boxes" (such as BSKYB's Sky+ and Virgin Media's V+ which integrates an HD capability, and the subscription free Freesat+ and Freeview+).

Sky Q

In October 2016, Sky stopped selling the Sky+ subscription service as it was replaced by the all-new Sky Q, although users of Sky+ can continue using their legacy box.
The flagship product from Sky, Sky Q originally launched in 2016 as a major revamp of the previous Sky+ and Sky+ HD services it replaced.

Freesat+

During its lifetime its chief competitors in the UK market were Freeview+, Freesat+, BT Vision, and Virgin Media's V+ and TiVo.
Freesat+ affords users similar features that are available with competitor services such as Sky+ and Freeview+.

Digibox

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The system performs these functions using an internal hard drive inside the Sky+ set top box, an upgrade over the standard Digibox.
A second generation of Digibox exists, marketed as Sky+.

TiVo

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During its lifetime its chief competitors in the UK market were Freeview+, Freesat+, BT Vision, and Virgin Media's V+ and TiVo.
Thomson, makers of the only UK TiVo box, abandoned it in early 2002 after BSkyB launched its Sky+ integrated "set-top" decoder and DVR, which dominated the market for DVRs in homes subscribing to BSkyB's paid-for satellite television service.

BT TV

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During its lifetime its chief competitors in the UK market were Freeview+, Freesat+, BT Vision, and Virgin Media's V+ and TiVo.
The Vision+ is a set-top box, similar to Sky+ and V+, that enables 100 hours of television programmes to be recorded while watching other live programmes.

On Demand (Sky)

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On Demand has been available in various forms including: a PC version using a peer-to-peer platform over broadband Internet connection, a version for users of 3G mobile telephones, a push video on demand service for subscribers equipped with a Sky+ HD set-top box or the PVR3 version of the Sky+ set top box and a pull video-on-demand service.

Sky+ HD

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The service launched some time in March 2007, and is available to owners of Sky HD and newer Sky+ boxes.
Sky+ recording facilities are included as part of a standard Sky TV subscription package, yet entails a fee of £10.25/month if a customer does not subscribe to any Sky TV package.

Amstrad

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By December 2005, Sky+ 80 GB boxes manufactured by Pace, Amstrad and Thomson were being installed.
Ultimately, it was the only manufacturer producing receiver boxes and dishes at the system's launch, and has continued to manufacture set top boxes for Sky, from analogue to digital and now including Sky's Sky+ digital video recorder.

Sky UK

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Sky+, or Sky Plus, is a discontinued personal video recorder (PVR) and subscription service from the satellite television provider Sky in the UK and Ireland.
In later years the Sky+ box and then the Sky+ HD box replaced the original Digibox.

Satellite television

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Sky+, or Sky Plus, is a discontinued personal video recorder (PVR) and subscription service from the satellite television provider Sky in the UK and Ireland.

Set-top box

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The system performs these functions using an internal hard drive inside the Sky+ set top box, an upgrade over the standard Digibox.

Freeview (UK)

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During its lifetime its chief competitors in the UK market were Freeview+, Freesat+, BT Vision, and Virgin Media's V+ and TiVo.

Virgin Media

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During its lifetime its chief competitors in the UK market were Freeview+, Freesat+, BT Vision, and Virgin Media's V+ and TiVo.

V+

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During its lifetime its chief competitors in the UK market were Freeview+, Freesat+, BT Vision, and Virgin Media's V+ and TiVo.

Republic of Ireland

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In the Republic of Ireland, Sky+ competed with Virgin Media Horizon TV and Saorview.

Saorview

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In the Republic of Ireland, Sky+ competed with Virgin Media Horizon TV and Saorview.

Pace plc

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By December 2005, Sky+ 80 GB boxes manufactured by Pace, Amstrad and Thomson were being installed.

Sky Go

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Programmes can be added to the planner either by downloading an application to the mobile phone, called 'Sky Go', or by sending as SMS with details of the programme name, time, date and channel.

Video on demand

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The service is a Push-Video on Demand (push-VoD) system similar to Top Up TV Anytime, where the Sky+ PVR automatically records programmes transmitted over-night.

Top Up TV

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The service is a Push-Video on Demand (push-VoD) system similar to Top Up TV Anytime, where the Sky+ PVR automatically records programmes transmitted over-night.

PC Advisor

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Following a six-month trial of the service, Guy Dixon wrote in PC Advisor magazine that he found Sky+ very easy to use and particularly praised the Series Link feature, describing it as a "killer app".