Sky has a very interesting new TV product lined up for 2012, which will allow those who don't currently subscribe to its satellite TV service to watch some of its more popular shows over the web on a pay-as-you-go basis.

The as-yet unnamed internet catch-up system will work on pretty much any internet-enabled device from tablets to TVs, allowing anyone to watch selected Sky shows and "hundreds of films" on either a pay-monthly or pay-as-you-go basis, with sporting events added to the listings soon after launch.

The chance to watch the odd exclusive Sky show through the web for a couple of quid without having to pay for a full subscription package sounds like a big winner to us. Sky says this potentially exciting new internet thing will launch in the "first half" of 2012.

And for those of you who've been keenly waiting for its Android Sky Go app, the broadcaster says this will now arrive some time during February, featuring a "bespoke design" specifically for Android users. [Sky]