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Sky reveals Designer Sky+HD boxes


Roland Mouret, Giles Deacon, Sophie Dahl and Kit Neale help Sky create four Designer Sky boxes for 2013

Sky has announced a new set of Designer Sky+HD boxes for 2013, enlisting the help of Roland Mouret, Sophie Dahl, Kit Neale, Giles Deacon – and Minnie Mouse.

The collection is meant to “bring the nation’s love of TV to life”, with inspiration coming from romance, gritty drama, nature documentaries and children’s animation. The eye-catching designs cover the entire top face of each box, as well as the Sky remote control.

Each Sky+HD box has 2TB of storage, which should be enough to save up to 350 hours of high definition TV, as well as integrated Wi-Fi – making it easier to access on-demand content and catch up TV services through Sky On Demand.

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“To celebrate our new Sky+HD 2TB box with built-in Wi-Fi, we wanted to bring to life the content now available On Demand,” Luke Bradley-Jones, Brand Director of TV Products at BSkyB, said of the collection. “The service offers something for everyone including romantic and magical drama, a host of Disney movies and fascinating nature documentaries. The limited edition designer boxes represent the fantastic variety of TV that you can watch with Sky On Demand.”

Sky also released a behind the scenes video highlighting the design process and revealing each designer’s inspirations.

Prices start from £149.99 depending on what Sky+ HD subscription service you currently pay for, or are prepared to sign up to. Each design is set for a limited edition run, with boxes going on sale for from today onwards.

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