Sky launches two new TV channels

Sky Crime and Sky Comedy will go live in October 2019 and February 2020. 

Sky has announced it’s to launch two new TV channels. 

Sky Crime and Sky Comedy will go live for all existing Sky customers in October 2019 and February 2020 respectively. 

Starting on those dates, they’ll also be available on Sky’s NOW TV platform as part of the £7.99 a month Entertainment Pass.  

The former will be home to a mix of true crime content from both the UK and US networks like HBO and Oxygen with acclaimed documentaries like I Love You, Now Die and The Disappearance of Susan Cox Powell

Other series will include In Defense of that aims to give an insight into high-profile criminals like Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh by talking to the lawyers that represented them and A Wedding and a Murder

Sky Comedy will be dedicated to showing a huge variety of premium scripted comedy and talk shows from the US.

Viewers will be able to enjoy new series like Mrs Fletcher and Righteous Gemstones starring Danny McBride, John Goodman and Adam Devine as a family of televangelists alongside Ballers and and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

There will also be plenty of re-runs of popular series like Curb Your Enthusiasm, Parks and Recreation and Will and Grace

“Sky Crime and Sky Comedy are fantastic additions to our entertainment portfolio, providing our customers with two new destinations for their favourite shows,” said Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content at Sky.

“By investing in the best of the US as well as doubling our investment in original drama and comedy, we are making Sky an unbeatable destination for the best range of premium TV.”

Source: Entertainment Focus

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