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Sky One
All the good stuff
Broadcast areaUnited Kingdom
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SD feed)
Timeshift serviceSky One +1
OwnerSky Group (Comcast)
Launched26 April 1982; 41 years ago (26 April 1982)
Closed1 September 2021; 2 years ago (1 September 2021)
Replaced bySky Showcase (channel)
Sky Max (programming)
Former names
  • Satellite Television (1982–1984)
  • Sky Channel (1984–1989)
  • Sky 1 (1996–1997, 2008–2017)
(at time of closure)
Virgin Media (UK)Channel 109 (HD)
Channel 110
On Demand
Virgin Media (Ireland)Channel 114 (HD; TV 360)
Channel 714 (SD; TV 360)
Channel 114 (SD; Horizon)
Channel 143 (HD; Horizon)
WightFibreChannel 9
SkyChannel 106 (HD)
Channel 206 (+1)
Channel 806 (SD)
On Demand
TalkTalk TVChannel 301
BT TV (via Now)Channel 340
Channel 355 (HD)
Streaming media
Sky GoWatch live
NowWatch live
Virgin TV Anywhere (UK)Watch live (UK only)
Virgin TV Anywhere (Ireland)Watch live (Ireland only)

Sky1 is a British television channel. 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]

Closure[change | change source]

Sky One closed on 1 September 2021. It was replaced by Sky Showcase and Sky Max.

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Sky 1 Rebrands". Sky User forum. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2014-10-07.