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|The Sky 1 logo.
2011 - present
|Launched||26 April 1982 (Norway)
27 June 1983 (United Kingdom)
|Owned by||British Sky Broadcasting|
|Picture format||576i (16:9 and 4:3) (SDTV),
|Audience share||0.9% (August 2011, BARB)|
|Country||United Kingdom, Ireland|
|Formerly called||Satellite Television (1982–1984)
Sky Channel (1984–1989)
Sky One (1989-1996, 1997–2008)
Sky1 is a television channel in the United Kingdom. It is the oldest satellite television channel in the world.
History[change | change source]
1982 to 1989 : Early years[change | change source]
The channel was launched on 26 April 1982 in Norway and Finland as Satellite Television Ltd and was available to around 700,000 homes. The channel offered premium programming not avaliable to other free channels. The channel was launched on 27 June 1983 in the United Kingdom and was later renamed Sky Channel on 16 January 1984.
The main airing times during the 1984 to 1989 era were 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the UK and 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. in the western region.
1989 to 1993 : Sky Television[change | change source]
1993 to 1998 : Sky Multichannels[change | change source]
1998 to 2008 : Digital launch and Analogue closure[change | change source]
2008 to present : Sky Today[change | change source]
Sky One was rebranded once again in 2008.