Sky to drop one of its arts channels
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- 29-04-15, 05:55 PM #11
Re: Sky to drop one of its arts channels
There's another article about the Sky Arts change here:
The New Sky Arts | Sky.com
We're incredibly thrilled to share some exciting news about a sparkling new future for Sky Arts.
The Big News
We've always been the only channel in the UK dedicated to arts - now we're going to match that with a bigger and better collection (over 1,000 hours, in fact!) of great arts content, available to watch whenever you want, on demand.
We're also combining Sky Arts 1 and 2 into one Sky Arts 'superchannel', which will move up the EPG (electronic programme guide) to page 3 (channel number 121). Whatever arts you're most passionate about you'll be able to find them all in one place from 9th June.
That's more shows on demand, the best of both channels all in one place, AND a channel that's easier to find. But there's more...
A Great New Line-Up
The new channel will still have all the great programmes you've come to expect, from opera and ballet to country music and rock, plus all the great drama, comedy and documentaries you know and love. We've also got many more original commissions on the way.
Click this way to see the line-up of new shows we've announced
It's Easier To Find The Shows You Love
One of the things we are mindful of with Arts content is that whilst people don't like all the Arts we can pretty much guarantee you'll like something. So we're also making it easier to find the content you love, in two ways:
Firstly, the new on demand services will mean you can get to collections of your favourite stuff. If you're a classical music fan you'll get collections of the best classical concerts, opera or ballet; if you're a heavy metal aficionado it'll be so much easier to get to content to bang your head to at the press of a button.
(If you're a Sky customer and haven't connected to on demand, find out how here)
Secondly, we're making it easier for you to know when your favourite shows are in, with a clearer TV schedule:
Mondays is Classical Music time - and on the first Monday of every month we'll bring you the Hot Ticket of the moment, whether that's a piece of theatre, a classical music event or a top-of-the-range ballet.
Tuesdays is where we'll show our Factual Entertainment event shows: watch out for Guitar Star (starting June 9th) where we search the country for Britain's best undiscovered guitarist. We're also currently filming Landscape Artist of the Year, which follows the success of Portrait Artist of the Year.
On Wednesdays we dig a little deeper with documentaries that take us into the stories of the greats, whether that's Classic Albums or The South Bank Show (the new series of which starts with Game of Thrones author George RR Martin).
Thursday night is drama and comedy night - we kick off with Rhys Ifans starring in artist Jake Chapman's first foray into TV - The Marriage of Reason and Squalor - a brilliant and bonkers four-part take on a romance tale.
We're continuing our foreign drama on Friday night, which sees the return of the highly-acclaimed Danish drama The Legacy.
Saturday and Sundays we rock out with the greatest performances in rock and pop. Which pretty much sorts our weekends.
This is really just a snapshot of what we've got coming round the corner. Click this way to see the line-up of new programmes we've announced
Everyone here at Sky Arts HQ has been working hard to create some great new entertaining shows with some of the biggest stars on TV, and we're really excited about the new channel landing on 9th June.
We'd love to hear about the kinds of things you all love and want to see more of, so Tweet us @SkyArts or come and chat on our Facebook page.
Last edited by gymno; 29-04-15 at 06:08 PM.
- 29-04-15, 09:08 PM #12
Re: Sky to drop one of its arts channels
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