Sky Max
Sky Max 2021.svg
Broadcast areaUnited Kingdom
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
OwnerSky Group (Comcast)
Launched1 September 2021; 9 months ago (1 September 2021)
ReplacedSky One
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.

American imports include CBS military/action dramas, science-fiction and CW and HBO Max and DC Comics superhero shows.


Current US drama

Original programming



UK and US comedy-drama


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Moved from Sky One
  2. ^ Moved from Sky Atlantic


  1. ^ "Sky Max". 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". 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. ^ "The Midwich Cuckoos trailer". Hey U Guys. Retrieved 29 January 2022.
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