Creator: Sky

Sky is a subscription Satellite/cable network originally pan-European until 1989 but now available legally only in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. It forms the cornerstone of Sky Television (a British satellite service now known as British Sky Broadcasting) and belongs to Rupert Murdoch.

The network includes the channels:
  • Sky1 (the flagship channel showing most of the original programmes and their bigger US imports)
  • Sky2 (basically a catch-up service for Sky1, showing the same shows at different times)
  • Pick TV (formerly Sky3, the network's only free-to-air station apart from Sky News, effectively an advert for a full Sky TV package)
  • Sky Living and LivingIt (formerly just Living, airs ABC and CBS content)
  • Sky Atlantic (which airs HBO/Showtime/etc content, as well as British originals for some reason)
  • Sky Arts 1 and 2 (airing shows about contemporary and classical art respectively)
  • A channel for News, several for Sports and lots for Movies

Most of Sky's channels are also carried by cable operators like Virgin. Pick TV and Sky News can also be seen on broadcast (Freeview). The exception is Sky Atlantic, launched as a Sky-exclusive showcase channel, although as of mid-2013 cable operators are reportedly in negotiations to carry it.

Not to be confused with Sky One, which is the name of a submarine-launched fighter aircraft in Gerry Anderson's UFO.

In the UK, Sky means:

As well as various US imports, either first-run or bought from other networks:

Sky has also become famous to fans of game shows The Price Is Right and Sale Of The Century for airing low-budget versions in 1989 that, despite being short-lived, nonetheless have their fans.

Alternative Title(s):

Sky One, Sky 1