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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),
1080i (HDTV)
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)
Sister channel(s) Challenge,
Sky Arts,
Sky Atlantic,
Sky Living,
Sky Movies,
Sky News,
Sky Sports

Sky1 is a television channel in the United Kingdom. It is the oldest satellite television channel in the world.[1]

History[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.

Sky1 was renamed again in 2008.[1]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Sky 1 Rebrands". Sky User forum.