Apple adds Sky News to Apple TV

Move sparks speculation that BBC iPlayer and 4OD could be next

Apple has announced that it will be bring Sky News to Apple TV, sparking speculation that BBC iPlayer and 4OD could be next.

The company announced that it was adding Sky News, as well as HBO Go and WatchESPN to Apple TV in a press release yesterday.

John Ryley, Head of Sky News, said: "Sky News is always interested in embracing technology that lets us reach our viewers wherever they want to watch our coverage. We look forward to continuing to broaden distribution of Sky News at home and abroad."

HBO Go and WatchESPN won't be available in the UK.

Other new services include Crunchyroll and Qello.

Cruncyroll lets Japanese anime and Asian media fans stream the latest episodes of their favourite shows an hour after they air in Japan.

Qello streams HD concerts and music documentaries on demand.

It also revealed that iTunes customers have downloaded over one billion TV episodes and 380 million moves from the online store. It also revealed that more than 800,000 TV episodes and 350,000 movies are downloaded every day.

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