Sky Comedy
Logo used since 2020
CountryUnited Kingdom
Broadcast areaUnited Kingdom
Ireland
Programming
Language(s)English
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed.)
Timeshift serviceSky Comedy +1 (not launched)
Ownership
OwnerSky Group (Comcast)
Sister channelsList of Sky UK channels
History
Launched27 January 2020; 4 years ago (2020-01-27)
ReplacedUniversal TV
Availability
Streaming media
Sky GoWatch live (UK and Ireland only)
NowWatch live (UK and Ireland only)
Virgin TV GoWatch live (UK only)
Virgin TV AnywhereWatch live (Ireland only)
HD logo

Sky Comedy is a British pay television channel owned and operated by Sky, a division of Comcast, which launched on 27 January 2020,[1][2] replacing Universal TV.[3] It is the first dedicated full-time comedy station in Sky's channel portfolio since the closure of The Comedy Channel in 1992.

Sky Comedy broadcasts predominantly imported programming from the United States such as from corporate sibling NBC and the premium channels HBO and Showtime, with the rights to the latter expiring at the end of 2021. It also broadcasts classic sitcoms as well as comedy films, live stand-up, and talk shows.[1][4] From 1 September 2021 onwards, Sky Comedy started airing the comedy output previously shown on Sky One, which closed to make way for two new channels, Sky Showcase and Sky Max.[5]

Sky Comedy launched in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on 1 April 2021.[6] and then closed on 27 September 2023.[7]Sky Comedy currently broadcasts a variety of comedy series, both on live TV and on-demand.[1]

Current programming

Comedy

Acquired programming

Former programming

Comedy

Acquired programming

Second-run programming

The majority of programming listed below previously aired on other Sky UK channels. The list includes both Sky originals and acquired programming.

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Moved from Sky Atlantic.
  2. ^ a b c Moved from Sky One
  3. ^ Moved from Sky One. Co-production with FX
  4. ^ Moved from Sky Atlantic. Co-production with Fox Showcase
  5. ^ Moved from Sky One. Co-production with HBO
  6. ^ Moved to Paramount+ for season 2
  7. ^ a b Previously aired on Comedy Central
  8. ^ Previously aired on Fox UK
  9. ^ Previously aired on ITV
  10. ^ Previously aired on BBC Four
  11. ^ Previously aired on BBC Two
  12. ^ Previously aired on Channel 4
  13. ^ Previously aired on E4
  14. ^ Previously aired on Dave
  15. ^ Previously aired on Channel 4 (seasons 1–8) and Comedy Central (seasons 9–11)

References

  1. ^ a b c "Sky to launch Sky Crime and Sky Comedy". Sky. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  2. ^ Baker, Nick (30 August 2019). "Sky to launch new channels Sky Crime and Sky Comedy". Uswitch. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Sky Comedy launches: what you need to know". RXTV Log. 26 January 2020. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  4. ^ Bennett, Steve (26 January 2020). "Sky launches its comedy channel". Chortle: The UK Comedy Guide. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  5. ^ Sky makes changes to entertainment portfolio unveiling Sky Showcase and Sky Max
  6. ^ "Sky Deutschland launches Sky Comedy and Sky Crime". Broadband TV News. 25 February 2021. Retrieved 31 October 2021.
  7. ^ Beyer, André (26 September 2023). "Sky Comedy: Sender wird heute Nacht abgeschaltet". DIGITAL FERNSEHEN (in German). Retrieved 8 January 2024.

See also