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Sky Boxes On to Higher Growth

After 12 years of still sticking with the same fundamental set-top box, and failing to upgrade it substantially with 4K and third-party apps capability, Sky at last is recognising the device’s importance going forward. In announcing its annual results, the company reported “significant progress towards stabilising our valuable Sky Box customer base”. Said chief executive […]

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New to SoHo in September

If SoHo’s second police drama set in small-town Pennsylvania is half as good as its first, Mare of Easttown, subscribers won’t want to miss it. American Rust (8.30 Sundays from September 19) spearheads a vintage September slate and stars Jeff Daniels as a police chief investigating the discovery of a corpse in an abandoned steel […]

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Sky Movies Collection in September

Sky has curated seasons of war, drama and ’80s movies for September on the Collections channel. War (4pm September 3 – 4am September 6) We Were Soldiers  Hacksaw Ridge  1917  Hamburger Hill  The Bridges At Toko-Ri  A Bridge Too Far  U-571  Unbroken  Danger Close  The Story of G.I. Joe  Hart’s War  Midway  Saving Private Ryan  […]

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New to Sky Movies in September

Sky Movies Premiere Dawn Raid The Craft: Legacy Greenland City of Lies Strange but True Breach Rams Antebellum  The Tax Collector  The Outpost Happiest Season Trauma Center  The Empty Man The Marksman Love, Weddings and Other Disasters  Recon Sky Movies Classics The Blue Lagoon Sunset Boulevard Anzio Major Dundee Speed Too Catch a Thief Alvarez […]

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NatGeo 9/11 Series “Gut-wrenching”

A “gut-wrenchingly immediate” commemoration of 9/11 will screen 7.30 weeknights on Sky’s National Geographic channel from September 6. “The series takes a deep dive into the heroism prompted by 9/11 and the tragic day’s lasting impact,” Deadline reports. Reads the blurb: 9/11: One Day in America tells the in-depth story of September 11th through the eyes of […]

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New to Vibe in September

Fans of cosy British dramas will think they’ve hit the jackpot with next month’a return of The Syndicate on Sky’s Vibe channel. Season four of the Kay (Fat Friends, In the Club) Mellor series, about the workplace fallout from a staff syndicate winning a big lottery prize, will screen 8.30 Thursdays from September 9. The […]

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New to Sky Box Sets in September

One of the best comedy series to screen on the Rialto Channel, Brassic, will air for the first time next month on Sky Box Sets. As well as season one of this gritty lighthearted delight about dysfunctional petty criminals in a northern England village, SBS will showcase two of the best series from Sky’s NBCUniversal […]

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Look Who’s Coming Out of the Shadows

September will be a bumper month for Taika Waititi fans, with the premieres of Reservation Dogs and the latest season of What We Do in the Shadows. S3 of the vampire spoof, which has just been renewed for a fourth, will stream from September 3 on Neon and air from September 9 on SoHo. Reads the blurb: […]

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Sky Revamps Movie Channels to be All HD

Today Sky completes its movies rebrand with the launch of Sky Movies Comedy (channel 31 from 10am) and Sky Movies Collection (channel 35 from 8.30). Their availability follows the consolidation of Sky’s Classics and Vintage channels under the Classics banner. Comedy replaces Extra (which started the transition last week with a predominantly comedy schedule) while Collection usurps […]

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New to Sky Box Sets in August

Next month Better Call Saul and Random Acts of Flyness will screen for the first time on Sky Box Sets while another newcomer, Parks and Recreation, also will air weekdays on Prime from August 5. Screening in order of their nightly 7.30 roll-out will be: Taboo S1 Mystery Road S2 A Million Little Things S1A Breaking Bad […]

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