closedownarrowlogo-verticalmenu-barsearch Skip to main content
Jump to navigation
Sky news

A Sky+HD update has extended the the set-top box's eco-mode setting by 50 per cent, in a bid to cut energy consumption and reduce environmental impact.

Between 2.45am and 5.45am, when the majority of Sky TV subscribers are asleep, their connected TV box will switch into low-energy mode.

David Meredith, Head of Core TV Products at Sky, described this as being "a small, but important update" to the device.

The set-top box switches modes automatically, meaning there is no need for subscribers to take any action themselves.

Moving into low-energy mode for three hours each night means customers spend less on electricity for their Sky+HD unit.

This, in turn, helps to reduce their carbon footprint, as less energy is needed to support their TV viewing.

Mr Meredith claimed the update is "great for subscribers' energy bills, and even better for the environment".

He said the service improvement, which comes alongside revamped ‘Family’ settings and a more accessible Sky TV Guide, reflects Sky's "ongoing commitment" to deliver "more sustainable, more accessible, safe and easy to use" products to its customers.

"It’s great to see it all come together and we’ll keep working to create an even better Sky experience," Mr Meredith added.

Join the conversation

comments powered by Disqus

Stay up to date

  • Google+ Follow uSwitchTech
  • Subscribe to our RSS feed

Latest Comments

  • Sandy Birch 2 days ago BT Vision customers to get free... There are 2 links offered on the invitation letter to get a new YouView+ upgrade. does...
  • Dilson Von Belper 4 days ago BT Smart Hub review I agree ..but I called BT and had such a fight, many calls back and forward to India and South Shields ,...
  • Melanie Jane Shields-Appleton 5 days ago Ofcom unveils plan to bring... Hi David, I moved a 3 year old house on the 5th April, I was assured by BT I would get fibre but once I...

Search news