- a mini TV screen, so viewers can browse the guide without interrupting the programme being watched
- a now, next, later banner that displays full data about forthcoming programmes in the next 12 hours on any channel
- the ability to record and series stack without going to the planner
- a grouping of stacked series in the planner so that all recorded episodes are displayed together
- an improved search feature that includes genre and sub-genre filters.
I've always prefered the colour scheme of the Sky planner but it does feel extremely dated compared to Virgin's. It'll be interesting to see if it performs any faster than the V+ software, and if it's bug-free; Sky of late have had some issues in quality assurance.