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Sky Schedules Austen’s Sandition

Andrew Davies’ controversial adaptation of Jane Austen’s unfinish-ed last novel Sandition will premiere next month on Sky’s UKTV (9.30 Mondays from April 6). The series is set in a sleepy fishing village that’s evolving into a fashionable spa resort, where an unconventional country girl discovers herself and true love. The Hollywood Reporter said the eight-part […]

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New to Neon in March

Sky will stream weekly season three of Westworld the same day it airs on SoHo. The series is one of several prominent dramas that will stream on Neon, with the first episode landing on March 16. Also new will be Devs (March 7), Almost Family (March 10) and The Plot Against America (March 17). Devs […]

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New to SoHo in March

Next month SoHo will hatch The Plot Against America (9.30 Tuesdays from March 17). HBO’S adaptation of Philip Roth’s novel about an alternate America, in which Charles Lindbergh becomes president and turns the nation toward fascism, is the latest collaboration from The Wire’s David Simon and Ed Burns. Entertainment Weekly dubbed the six-part series “a […]

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More HD Channels for Sky

Sky will add two more HD channels to its satellite service next month. Both National Geographic and MTV Music will beam out in 1080i from March 4. Among the Nat Geo highlights you can expect to see in HD will be Cosmos: Possible Worlds, which will screen 8.30 Mondays from March 9. The 13-part sequel to […]

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Surge in Sky Streaming

Sky reports a near-75% hike in streaming customers helped to drive subscriptions to 795,000 for the six months ending December 2019. “Our new and enhanced streaming services are attracting new customers to Sky, and we are also firmly focused on super-serving our satellite customers,” chief executive Martin Stewart says. “One of the pleasing outcomes is […]

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New to Neon in February

New to Sky’s streaming service this month are the abolitionist dramedy The Good Lord Bird, the McDonalds fraud documentary series McMillions, and the latest seasons of Kidding, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, The Bold Type and Motherland. TV Guide reports Showtime’s John Brown dramatisation will be “unexpectedly funny“. According to James McBride, who wrote the […]

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New to Sky Box Sets in February

Next month Sky Box Sets will screen six seasons of Strike Back on consecutive nights ahead of season seven’s February 16 premiere on SoHo. It will also re-run the first five seasons of Power as a curtain-raiser to S6’s premiere. Screening in order their nightly broadcast will be: Snowfall S2 The First S1 I Am […]

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New to SoHo in February

Next month Sky’s SoHo2 will premiere the abolitionist drama The Good Lord Bird (9.30 Wednesdays from February 19). The Showtime series stars Ethan Hawke as abolitionist John Brown but is told from the perspective of a teenage slave. Hawke this month told US TV critics of his character’s controversial reputation: “If you read his letters […]

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Westworld Rides Again

Expect season three of HBO’s Westworld to premiere here on March 16. The US cable giant announced today the futuristic hit will return on March 15 and traditionally Sky’s SoHo airs the series the same time as HBO. It will take over the 3pm and 8.30 Monday slots that HBO’s latest drama series, The Outsider, […]

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Neon Nabs Love Island UK

Sky’s Neon will start streaming Love Island UK from January 14. The series bombed last year on Three, when the broadcaster tried to shoehorn the racy show into a 5pm slot as the lead-in to Newshub Live. But it performed well on ThreeNow and there will be six new episodes a week on Neon “Express” […]

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