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Leading online video content channels are to be added to the new Sky Q service offering.

The next-generation home entertainment system has been touted as a whole new way of consuming TV, so consumers will find it easier to access their favourite programmes both in and out of the home.

Indeed, Sky Q offers wireless connectivity between different devices, so users can pause a programme in one room and pick up from the same point on another device in another room.

Sky describes this as "Fluid Viewing" and also points out that users of the service will be able to take their recordings with them wherever they are.

The company has now confirmed that some of the most popular online video content channels will be included on Sky Q, including Funny or Die, which features award-winning comedy videos and satirical sketches starring the likes of Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Gosling and Helen Mirren.

Electus Digital, home to CollegeHumor, will also be available, along with Barcroft TV, which showcases short-form factual films.

In addition, YouTube and Vevo will be featured on the platform, which will boast an easy-to-use search facility for anyone looking to watch web-based content.

Andrew Olson, Director of New Products at Sky, commented: "Whether it's watching comedy sketches like The Britishes, top trending fails, or extreme activities like cliff diving, we know more and more people love to watch online videos. 

"Today's announcement is about adding even more brilliant content to Sky Q's curated Online Video section."

Mr Olson said this is exciting as it means customers will have "even more things they love to watch, from blockbuster drama right through to the best of the web".

Sky Q is the first curated short-form video service to be launched by a Pay TV provider in the UK.

The offering will go on sale to customers early in 2016, although the exact date and prices are yet to be confirmed.

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