ITV channels join Sky Go in time for World Cup 2014

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ITV channels – including ITV, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4 and CITV – will join Sky Go for the first time today.

Arriving just in time for the 2014 World Cup, Sky viewers will now be able to catch all the best moments from ITV’s coverage of the eagerly-anticipated tournament, whenever and wherever they are.

Alternatively, if the action from Brazil is dominating the main TV in the house, non-football fans will now be able to use Sky Go to seek refuge in another room in the house to watch some of their favourite shows like Coronation Street, Midsomer Murders or Emmerdale.

ITV’s brand new drama channel, ITV Encore, will also join Sky Go when it launches on Monday 9th June. Exclusive to Sky TV customers, ITV Encore will be the place to watch some of the most talked-about dramas on TV including Whitechapel and Broadchurch. As well as watching ITV Encore live, Sky Go users will also be able to catch-up on missed episodes or choose from a library of ITV drama box sets. On demand content from other ITV channels will join the service later in 2014.

Sky Go viewers can now watch up to 63 channels with a compatible mobile, tablet or laptop wherever they are in the UK – with popular channels E!, Home and Lifetime also coming this summer.

“Sky Go is home to the widest range of channels available anywhere our customers are, and reaching the milestone of over 60 live channels is a huge achievement,” said Luke Bradley-Jones, Sky’s Brand Director of TV Products.

“We are really excited to offer ITV channels on Sky Go as we know there can be a fight for the remote when a big summer of sport kicks off. Whether people want to catch the football – or take refuge from it – this gives our customers even more flexibility to enjoy the TV they love, on their terms.”

Martin Goswami, Director of Pay & Distribution at ITV said: “Allowing viewers to access our shows across a range of platforms and devices, both at home and on the move, is a key part of our strategy. We’re delighted to offer Sky customers the chance to never miss their favourite ITV shows on Sky Go.”

Updated on Wednesday 4 June 2014 by @TVNewsroom