Sky Atlantic & Sky Living Launch Today!
After months of anticipation, Sky Atlantic has finally launched today! It all officially kicks off tonight at 9pm with the brilliant Boardwalk Empire, followed by the US’s top rating New York police drama starring Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg, Blue Bloods at 10pm.
Living TV has also re-launched today under the guise of Sky Living. It’s swiped some shows off Sky1 (such as Bones – which, as of tomorrow night, continues from where it left off on Sky1), and has some new original programming in the form of Supernatural drama – Bedlam. Still no real news on the Supernatural drama we really want to know about… Supernatural, Season 6… What we have managed to get out of them is that Supernatural will DEFINITELY be returning on Sky Living, and is NOT DROPPED by the channel as many rumours are saying. In terms of a uk air date though, they will only say Supernatural is back with Season 6 ‘later in the year’… Bah…
You’ll also notice a bit of a change around on your Sky electronic program guide (EPG) as well. Sky1 is staying at 106, but will be joined by the newly revamped ‘Sky Living‘ at 107, and Sky Atlantic at 108.
Some other channels are also moving around:
- Comedy Central /Comedy Central HD moves to 112 (currently 126).
- Universal / Universal HD moves to 113 (currently #130).
- Syfy / SyFy HD moves to 114 (currently #129).
- FX / FX HD moves to 124 (currently #164).
- MTV moves to 126 (currently #350) and reclassifies as a general entertainment channel, rather than a music station.
For those of you with HD boxes, any channel with a HD equivalent will now automatically replace the normal definition counterparts (i.e. Sky1 HD is now on 106 on a Sky HD box.)
To keep track of all the return dates and premiere dates for you favourite US and cult show, keep an eye on our UK Air Dates page.
Dave has over 20 years experience in the digital industry, and is founder and editor of Geektown. Obviously a huge geek himself, he can often be found in front of the latest tv show or movie, on various video games, or with his head in a comic book.