Welcome to the Sky Interactive Developers' Programme (DP)
The Sky Interactive Developers' Programme is the primary mechanism to foster, educate and support a community
of developers and content providers, and to encourage development of new services for deployment on Digital
Satellite in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
The Developers' Programme delivers a range of services to member organisations to assist them to rapidly
acquire and develop the expertise required to build and successfully deploy online interactive services or
other browser based applications.
Services for Members
Membership in the Developers' Programme provides access to a flexible range of services designed to assist
members to quickly gain expertise on the platform, and to successfully bring their applications to live
deployment. It is designed to support both the development of shrink-wrapped products and individual
Free registration provides access to introductory information and a variety of materials to help members
learn more about the capabilities and benefits of the platform.
Contact Mirage Islam for further information.
Full membership provides all the documentation, information and platform access privileges required to
start developing WML based services. Additional services including accreditation, clinics, referral and
consultancy are available to full Developers' Programme members.
A key initiative within the Sky Interactive Developers' Programme is to provide accreditation services to
Accreditation has four levels:
- One Star accreditation requires successful completion of a formal waptv platform training course.
'One star' accredited members gain access to telephone support services.
- Two Star accreditation requires completion of a co-development agreement and provides access to the
'clinic programme' where members gain direct access to expert Sky Interactive development staff to help
fast-track their proof of concept service development efforts. 'Two star' accredited members are also
eligible for inclusion in the referral programme, and can access consultancy and sales support services
- Three Star accreditation is for members involved in the development of a live commercial service, or
the creation of a "Shrink-Wrapped" product that is compatible with or supports the platform. Three Star
members are eligible for inclusion in the referral programme, and can access technical and commercial
Sky Interactive resources where required.
- Four Star accreditation is the highest level of accreditation, and is reserved for members that have
successfully deployed browser-based services live on the Digital Satellite platform.
The clinic programme allows member organisations' development staff to directly access the expertise of the
Sky Interactive development team. This provides a valuable way to fast-track application development and
to maximise knowledge transfer.
Accredited members become eligible for the Sky Interactive referral programme, where Sky Interactive may, at
its discretion, introduce to accredited members potential clients wishing to deploy services on the waptv
platform, and requiring skilled partners or products to assist them. The programme will also introduce
member organisations to other relevant Sky departments where appropriate, as well as put forward services
to be included in the SkyActive portal.
Accredited members can also access Sky Interactive expertise to assist with their own technical and
commercial presales, development, integration and implementation efforts. Consultancy services are flexible
according to individual requirements, and can include access to Sky Interactive documentation, research,
market intelligence, and representation of Sky Interactive staff at client meetings if appropriate.
Joining the Developers' Programme
Joining the Sky Interactive developers Programme couldn't be easier.
Simply call Mirage Islam on +44 (0) 207 941 5067 to register your organisation's name and contact details,
and we'll help you become a Guest Member.