Sky One

Sky One was a British pay television channel operated and owned by Sky, a division of Comcast, available in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Sky One
All the good stuff
Broadcast areaUnited Kingdom
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Timeshift serviceSky One +1
OwnerSky Group (Comcast)
Launched26 April 1982; 39 years ago (26 April 1982)
Closed1 September 2021; 24 days ago (1 September 2021)
Replaced bySky Showcase
Sky Max
Former names
  • Satellite Television (1982–1984)
  • Sky Channel (1984–1989)
  • Sky1 (1996–1997, 2008–2017)
Availability 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 TV)Channel 340
Channel 355 (HD)
Streaming media
Sky GoWatch live
Now TVWatch live
Virgin TV Anywhere (UK)Watch live (UK only)
Virgin TV Anywhere (Ireland)Watch live (Ireland only)

Sky One launched across Europe on 26 April 1982 as Satellite Television and was the oldest non-terrestrial TV channel in the United Kingdom. In the UK, the channel was available via digital satellite on Sky, digital cable on Virgin Media, IPTV on TalkTalk TV and online via Sky Go and Now TV. In Ireland, the channel was available via Sky Ireland, Virgin Media Ireland and Eir Vision.

Sky One listings included some very popular broadcasts—both original programs and many imported from North America—including 24 (seasons 2–9) & its spinoff 24: Live Another Day, Battlestar Galactica, Last Resort, Revolution, Bones (seasons 1–6 (first half), Caprica, Fringe, Modern Family, Glee (seasons 3–6), House (seasons 5–8), Lie to Me, Lost, Prison Break (seasons 3–4), The Simpsons, Stargate (SG-1 & Atlantis, and Universe), Touch, About a Boy, The Middle, You, Me and the Apocalypse and The Blacklist: Redemption. Other US imports include CBS military/action dramas, sci-fi and DC Comics superhero shows, Prodigal Son and The Blacklist (seasons 4–8).

The channel shut down on 1 September 2021, with its channel number taken by Sky Showcase and much of its content library moved to Sky Max.[1][2][3]