Sky Arts

Sky Arts launches on Freeview channel 11 on September 17

Sky has confirmed that Sky Arts will launch on free-to-air TV in the UK on September 17. Launching on Freeview channel 11, Sky Arts will continue to broadcast a wide range of programming which focuses on theatre, art, poetry and music. The Sky Pick channel which previous occupied channel 11 will now move to channel […]

Sky Arts to launch on Freeview in September

Sky will make its Arts channel free-to-air in the UK, the operator has announced. Starting from September, Sky Arts will launch on free-to-air terrestrial platform Freeview. Comcast-owned Sky said that this reflects “its mission to increase access to and drive participation in the arts, at a vital time for the cultural sector.” The channel broadcasts […]

Sky Arts HD launches in Germany

Sky is to launch its Sky Arts HD channel in Germany and Austria exclusively on its own platform on July 21. The channel will be available to all Sky customers in the two countries until January 23 next year and will be available as part of the Sky Entertainment package thereafter. Content from the channel […]

Sky Arts Germany strikes programming deal ahead of launch

The upcoming Sky Arts Germany channel has bought a package of programming from Bavaria-based Autentic Distribution. Sky Arts Germany was confirmed earlier this year as part of a plan to better integrate Sky’s various entities, and is understood to be lining up a spring 2016 linear debut. An on-demand service has already launched in the […]

Sky UK, Germany and Italy team for arts

Sky is setting up a new production hub in Italy that will make content for the European pay TV operator’s services in the UK, Italy and Germany and Austria, which cumulatively have 21 million subs. Sky’s new arts initiative will also see the Sky Arts 1 and 2 channels merged in the UK and the […]

BSkyB investing £3 million in arts and culture projects

BSkyB is investing £3 million (€3.8 million) in new arts and culture TV projects over three years and has invited arts organisations and production companies to bid collaboratively for up to £1 million annually to develop new TV ideas.  Sky said that the new initiative, Sky Arts Amplify, is designed to foster integrated partnerships between […]