Is programming your Sky/Virgin Media box by Twitter on its way?

Here’s an interesting innovation that comes from Sky in Brazil but you can bet that it will happen here soon.

The company has developed a new service for subscribers that enables people to make timed recording on its service using Twitter.

The Sky customer registers their Twitter username on the Sky site, it is then linked to their subscriber number and they can record programmes by re-tweeting @skybrasil including the hashtag #SKYREC.

Sky then works to connects the Twitter name with the customer’s box at home and automatically records the programme.

Sounds like a useful way of programing the box and you can bet it won’t be long before some one launches it here.

Incidentally although Sky Brasil was set up partly by BSkyB it is is now owned largely by US company DirecTV.

Ashley Norris