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New to Sky Box Sets in August

   Sky Box Sets in August will showcase a mix of HBO classics and channel premieres, including City on a Hill and Succession. Here’s the full line-up in order of their 7.30 nightly transmission: A Discovery of Witches S1 Succession S1 Treme S1 Get Shorty S1 Fargo S1 Nurse Jackie S1-2 City on a Hill […]

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European Tour Won’t Tee Off Live

Sky Sport 6 will resume coverage of golf’s European Tour this weekend but it won’t be live. Instead, the channel will screen only highlights of the Austrian Open and the Euram Bank Open. A Sky spokeswoman says the two opens are qualifying events and tour coverage will be live thereafter. Meanwhile, the PGA Tour will […]

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New to Rialto in August

Next month Sky’s Rialto channel will premiere five French movies and season five of French political thriller The Bureau. One of the most popular series to screen on Rialto, The Bureau will return for a 10-episode 8.30 Tuesday run on August 25 while the movies will debut as part of the Monday night Rialto World strand. The […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Neon “Light” Launches

Sky launched its new-look Neon today with fresh content from the platform’s merger with Spark’s Lightbox, a cleaner, simplified design, a new logo and availability on more devices, including Apple TV 4K (earlier generations miss out). Here’s the media release: New Neon came to life in the small hours and now we’re ready to entertain […]

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New Blood for the Rialto Channel

Sunday’s season two premiere of Irish drama Blood spearheads a riveting crime line-up on Rialto for the rest of the year. If you missed the first season, it’s being repeated Sunday ahead of S2 and also can be streamed on Acorn TV. Acorn actually commissioned the twisted family thriller but Rialto licensed both for NZ […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: New Flexible Satellite Deal for Sky

Despite its new focus on streaming, Sky has renewed its satellite deal with Optus for another 10 years — but with more flexibility and “exciting new functionality”. Here’s the media release: SKY RENEWS SATELLITE DEAL WITH MORE FLEXIBILITY  Sky has agreed a revised contract with Optus that delivers satellite capability for the next ten years, […]

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Sky Adds Bonus PGA Charity Match

Sky Sport 6 will precede this weekend’s coverage of the Rocket Mortgage Classic with a nine-hole exhibition match featuring Jason Day and Bubba Watson. They will be joined by Wesley Bryan and Harold Varner III for the Changing the Course benefit at the Detroit Golf Club. The pairs contest will air live from 5am-7am Thursday. The event […]

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New Motorsports Deal for Sky

Sky has revved up its post-lockdown sports coverage with a new multi-year Supercars deal. Here’s the media release: Supercars here to stay at Sky Sport for years and years … The Supercars Championship roars into life this weekend thanks to careful planning and management across the ditch, and Sky Sport will be broadcasting and streaming […]

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Rialto Unbound Until Tuesday

Sky has unlocked the Rialto Channel until midnight Tuesday so non-subscribers can sample its fantastic selection of art house movies, foreign TV dramas and independent documentaries. It’s predominantly film festival-fare leavened with some terrific British series that make the channel worth every cent of its $11.18 monthly subscription (case in point: Sunday’s box set of […]

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New to Sky Movies in July

Sky Movies Premiere Midnight Kiss (July 1) All Nighter (July 4) Rambo: Last Blood (July 5) The Dead Don’t Die (July 11) Joker (July 12) The Art of Self Defence (July 14) Hustlers (July 16) The Beach Bum (July 18) IT Chapter 2 (July 19) The Kitchen (July 25) Sky Movies Extra Carmine Street Guitars (July […]

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