Sky Digital Information Channel (1998)
At Old Digibox, we enjoy bringing you new clips and information. Enjoy this fifteen-minute extract of the 1998 Sky Digital Information Channel, broadcast on the analogue service on transponder 11. These are some of the earliest digital promos around, with pre-release EPG footage too...
Old Digibox would like to thank 'steeviebops' of the 'HackTV Club' Discord Server for sourcing this footage from a VHS tape...
We're a group of online television enthusiasts preserving and researching what made the satellite provider we grew up with so great and so nostalgic. Through our preservation efforts and research we've been able to gather many technical details on electronic equipment distributing by Sky, accessories, and we've also been able to revive defunct features and services such as analogue TV, and the EPG Background Audio.
What's not to love? Have a look around our digitally preserved online museum and take a trip down memory lane!
When the Sky television network first launched in 1989, innovative technology helped push the multichannel concept to millions of British households for the very first time. In 1998, when the UK was beginning to go digital, Sky were leading the way again, being the first to launch digital services on October 1, 1998. Sky Digital brought several major improvements to the pre-existing analogue service, including enhanced sound and picture, OpenTV interactive services, and most notably, SkyGuide, the innovative electronic program guide that put the viewer in control.
As the needs of the average television viewer grew, so did Sky Digital. Throughout the years, the service was upgraded to bring viewers fantastic new features, including new hardware, software and accessories.
Today, Sky Q and Sky Glass offer viewers a unique, personalised viewing experience with a sleek and modern user interface. At Old Digibox, we think it's important to appreciate Sky's journey and product development over the years. We have an extensive collection of Sky equipment and EPG software from over the years, and maintain a passionate user base. Take a look at the online museum today, and experience the Sky product development journey.