Sky are launching two new channels with one dedicated to crime shows 4 weeks ago

Sky are launching two new channels with one dedicated to crime shows

Good news for the crime addicts.

Sky have announced plans to launch two new channels and fans of the crime genre are in for a treat.

Sky Crime will launch in October 2019 and Sky Comedy in February 2020, with both available to all Sky customers at no extra charge, through linear and on demand.

Both channels will also be available on NOW TV, available as part of the NOW TV Entertainment pass.

In terms of their output, Sky Crime will be the home of premium US true crime from Oxygen and HBO. The station will also be the dedicated home of quality first run shows from Jupiter and Woodcut.

Key programming will include plenty of true crimes TV shows, including I Love You, Now Die and The Disappearance of Susan Cox Powell.

Additionally, famous headline cases from the US and UK like Kemper on Kemper, Britain’s Most Evil Killers, and the In Defense Of series will bring new insight into some of the most notorious killers of modern times.

On the lighter side of things, Sky Comedy will be launching in February 2020 and it's set to be the home of premium scripted US comedy from HBO, NBC and Showtime.

In terms of the shows that are being aired, expect to see brand new acclaimed comedies like Mrs Fletcher, The Righteous GemstonesA.P. Bio and Sunnyside.

Sky Comedy will also air all new series of returning hit US shows like Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm and Ballers starring Dwayne Johnson.

Top rated US talk shows like The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver will also be featured, as well as comedy titan Saturday Night Live and an enviable library of favourites like Will & Grace and Parks and Recreation.

The introduction of the two new channels follows on from Sky’s recent launch of Sky Studios, a new Europe-wide development and production capability which will see Sky’s investment in original content more than double over the next five years.