Sky is to launch its flagship entertainment channel Sky 1 in Germany, bringing content including its homegrown version of global format Masterchef along with new Sky-produced series The Tunnel and Hooten & The Lady to German viewers.
Sky 1 will also air German premiers of series including Twin Peaks, 24 Legacy and Medici.
The channel will be available on Sky in Germany and Austria and content will also be available on Sky On Demand, Sky Go and Sky Ticket, the new brand for Sky Online that offers a series of day, month and year passes for access to sports and entertainment content.
A standard-definition version of the channel will be available in the Sky Starter package for all customers, while an HD version is available as part of the Sky Entertainment package.
The German version of Masterchef is produced by Endemol Shine Germany for Sky Deutschland. The series will feature a jury comprising celebrity chefs Ralf Zacherl and Sybille Schönberger and sommelier Justin Leone.
Elke Walthelm, programming head at Sky Deutschland, said that Sky 1 would bring entertainment programming including new international series, popular hits and new formats to a Germany audience.