Sky Max
Sky Max 2021.svg
Logo used since 2021
Broadcast areaUnited Kingdom
Guernsey
Isle of Man
Jersey
Republic of Ireland
Programming
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Ownership
OwnerSky Group (Comcast)
Sister channelsBlaze
Challenge
Crime & Investigation
Pick
Sky Arts
Sky Atlantic
Sky Cinema
Sky Comedy
Sky Crime
Sky Documentaries
Sky History
Sky History 2
Sky Showcase
Sky Nature
Sky News
Sky Replay
Sky Sci-Fi
Sky Sports
Sky Sports Box Office
Sky Sports F1
Sky Sports News
Sky Sports Racing
Sky Witness
History
Launched1 September 2021; 14 months ago (1 September 2021)
ReplacedSky One
Links
Websitewww.sky.com/watch/channel/sky-max
Availability
Streaming media
Sky GoWatch live
Now TVWatch live
Virgin TV Anywhere (UK)Watch live (UK only)

Sky Max is a British pay television channel which launched on 1 September 2021 along with Sky Showcase. It is owned and operated by Sky Group, a subsidiary of Comcast.[1]

The channel was announced on 28 July 2021 to replace Sky One, which had been on air for nearly 40 years.[2][3] It broadcasts the entertainment and drama output previously shown on Sky One - the comedy output, for the most part, transferred to Sky Comedy.[4][5][6] An Italian version of Sky Max called Sky Serie launched on 1 July 2021 with significant different programming.

Programming

Original programming

Drama

Comedy drama

Animation

Reality/unscripted

First run US action drama

US imports include shows from CBS, Sony Pictures Television, The CW, Syfy and HBO Max

First run US comedy drama

Upcoming original programming

Drama

Comedy drama

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Moved from Sky One
  2. ^ Revived. Previously aired on BBC Two from 1996–2015

References

  1. ^ "Sky Max". 28 July 2021. Retrieved 4 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Sky One axed in Sky channel revamp". 28 July 2021. Retrieved 4 August 2021.
  3. ^ Slattery, Laura. "Goodbye Sky One, the 'experiment' that became part of an empire". The Irish Times. Retrieved 5 August 2021.
  4. ^ "Sky makes changes to entertainment portfolio unveiling Sky Showcase and Sky Max". www.skygroup.sky. Retrieved 4 August 2021.
  5. ^ "Sky One: When will it close and what new shows will air on Showcase and Max?". 28 July 2021.
  6. ^ Kanter, Jake (27 July 2021). "Sky Overhauls UK Channel Portfolio; Retires Sky One & Launches Sky Showcase". Deadline Hollywood.
  7. ^ "Funny Woman | Sky Max". Sky.com. Retrieved 17 August 2022.