Sky to launch two new channels – Crime and Comedy
Sky has announced plans for two new channels, Sky Crime and Sky Comedy
These will be added to the Sky Entertainment package.
Sky Crime will launch in October 2019 and Sky Comedy in February 2020.
Sky Crime will be based around US true crime from Oxygen – the channel owned by Sky’s parent NBC Universal – and HBO. Key programming will centre around accounts of true crimes, many of which remain unsolved. Programmes will include I Love You, Now Die and The Disappearance of Susan Cox Powell. Additionally, famous headline cases from the US and UK like Kemper on Kemper and Britain’s Most Evil Killers and the In Defense Of series will profile some of the most notorious killers of modern times.
Sky Comedy, launching in February 2020, will be the home of premium scripted US comedy from HBO, NBC and Showtime, including brand new acclaimed comedies like Mrs Fletcher, starring Kathryn Hahn, Righteous Gemstones, starring John Goodman, Adam DeVine and Danny McBride, A.P. Bio and Sunnyside. Sky Comedy will also air all new series of returning hit US shows like Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm and Ballers starring Dwayne Johnson. Popular NBC shows like The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver will also be featured, as well as comedy titan Saturday Night Live.