Amid the global coronavirus pandemic, Sky is trying to make self-isolation a little less frustrating but ensuring film lovers are kept entertained.
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Sky has partnered with NBCUniversal to make a range of movies available to rent at home through Sky Store, on the same day as the global premieres.
Ensuring kids are very much included, the first film available will be DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls World Tour on April 6, which is the sequel to the Trolls blockbuster.
Before that though, The Hunt, The Invisible Man and Emma will all be available on-demand on Sky Store this coming Friday, following their recent release in cinemas.
Stephen van Rooyen, EVP & CEO, Sky UK and Europe said of the move: “We’re working hard at Sky to make sure we continue to look after our customers.
“We’re also introducing some things to help make life a little easier for anyone at home trying to work, stay connected to loved ones, or keep the family entertained.”
Sky’s announcement comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the British public to work at home where possible and to avoid pubs, clubs, restaurants and mass gatherings as cases of COVID-19 continue to increase across the UK.
With people likely to be spending more time at home in the coming months, Sky is also doing a few extra things to make everyone’s television experience even better and making sure the Broadband, Talk and Mobile services are as reliable as they can possible be.
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One of the perks includes Sky Go Extra being available to all customers for free, so busy homes will have access to Sky TV on three screens at the same time.
Calls to UK landlines at any time of day will also be free for existing Sky Talk customers from this weekend coming until the end of April.
YouTube kids and Disney+ will also be coming to Sky Q in the coming weeks, which is sure to give families even more entertainment choices whilst they self-isolate.