HBO Go, Sky News and more arrive on the Apple TV

Press release on Business Wire:

CUPERTINO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apple® today announced that HBO GO and WatchESPN are now available directly on Apple TV® joining the great lineup of programming offered to customers. iTunes® users have downloaded more than one billion TV episodes and 380 million movies from iTunes to date, and they are purchasing over 800,000 TV episodes and over 350,000 movies per day. […]

In addition to HBO GO and WatchESPN, three new content providers* are also available today on Apple TV including Sky News, Crunchyroll and Qello offering live news, sports and current TV programming.

This is pretty big and getting Sky News was a complete surprise. Call me optimistic but I think we’ll see BBC iPlayer on the Apple TV before the end of the year.