Sky & Channel 4 Team Up To Bring ‘Formula 1’, ‘Tin Star’, & ‘No Offence’ To More Viewers
Sky and Channel 4 have teamed up for a “first of its kind” new commercial deal which will see the two broadcast trade dramas and Formula 1 to bring them to a larger audience.
For Channel 4, this means highlights of ‘Formula 1’ and live coverage of the ‘Formula 1 2019 British Grand Prix’ will be shown on Channel 4, with Series 1 of the popular Sky original production ‘Tin Star’ also coming to the channel later this year.
Over on the Sky side, it means selected Channel 4 and Walter Presents drama series will be released on the Sky and NOW TV platforms in one go, allowing customers to binge on all episodes. The first full box set, available from tomorrow, will be the third series of the award-winning Channel 4 drama, ‘No Offence’.
“I’m delighted that we’ve been able to establish such an exciting and innovative partnership with Sky which will ensure that the British Grand Prix and highlights of the 2019 Formula 1 Championship remain available on free-to-air television for UK viewers,” commented Alex Mahon, Chief Executive Officer of Channel 4.
“Today’s partnership is the start of a new era of collaboration between Sky, Channel 4 and, we hope, other British broadcasters,” adds Sky CEO Stephen van Rooyen. “Not only will this innovative partnership benefit viewers, watching via Sky or free-to-air, but it will further strengthen the ecosystem of UK broadcasters and British originated content.”
Season 1 of the epic revenge thriller, ‘Tin Star’, starring BAFTA award-winning Tim Roth, will come to Channel 4 this Autumn, ahead of the 2nd Season premiere on Sky Atlantic in early 2019. For F1 fans, Channel 4 will show highlights of Formula 1 races with the Formula 1 British Grand Prix shown live on both Sky Sports F1 and Channel 4. Sky will show all other races exclusively live on its dedicated Sky Sports F1 channel. Along with those deals, the entire 3rd Season of Paul Abbott’s award-winning ‘No Offence’ will come to Sky Box Sets and Now TV from tomorrow (13th Sept), with it premiering on Channel 4 tomorrow night from 9pm.
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