Sky will be making some changes to their channel portfolio from the 1st September 2021.
As part of this rebrand, Sky One will close after some 39 years, and be replaced by Sky Showcase, and also launching Sky Max.
The Sky Showcase channel, a linear only (ie not available “on demand”) main event channel that will curate a selection of the top shows from across Sky’s portfolio of entertainment brands.
Sky Showcase will be Sky’s flagship channel, replacing the Sky One brand at 106 on the electronic programme guide, and it will feature a selection of programmes from across Sky’s portfolio of channels – airing content from Sky Witness, Sky Documentaries, Sky Crime, Sky Nature, Sky Arts, Sky Max, Sky Comedy, Sky History, Sky Kids, SyFy and E!. It will also air selected highlights from Sky Cinema and Sky Sports. At launch Sky Showcase will hero all new Sky Original drama Wolfe, documentaries such as Hawking and The Bambers: Murder at the Farm; high profile original nature series such as Shark with Steve Backshall, as well as the best of the US including Young Rock and SWAT.
A brand-new Sky Max, a linear channel and on demand service, that is the new home for Sky’s blockbuster entertainment, including some of your Sky favourites such as original dramas A Discovery of Witches and COBRA and original comedy entertainment including panel shows like A League of Their Own and the return of Never Mind The Buzzcocks.
Sky Comedy so it now becomes the home of Sky Original Comedy including shows such as Code 404 and Hitmen Reloaded, absorbing shows that were previously on Sky One, alongside the Best of US comedy such as The Office US, PEN15 and Miracle Workers.
Sky Atlantic will remain the exclusive home of high-concept original dramas such as Landscapers, I Hate Suzie, Gangs of London and Chernobyl, as well as being the home of drama from HBO and Showtime.
The channels will be available to Sky customers at no extra charge. They will also launch on streaming service NOW and on Virgin and BT.
Sky’s non-branded channels – Challenge, Syfy and E! – are all expected to continue for the foreseeable future. Sky Replay channel will be dropped.
The changes will mean some channel number changes. The affected EPG slots from 1 Sept, are:
Sky Showcase – 106
Sky Max – 113
Sky Witness – 107
Sky Atlantic – 108
Sky Comedy – 114
Sky Documentaries – 121
Sky Crime – 122
Sky History – 123
Sky Nature – 124
Sky Arts – 130
Sky Kids (on-Demand)
E! – 151
SyFy – 152