Sky One and Replay Retired

Sky have announced that they are to retire their flagship TV channel Sky ONE. It will be renamed Sky Showcase, the new format for the channel will highlight the top programmes from the broadcaster. They have also announced that Sky Replay (formerly Sky TWO) will be replaced by Sky Max the new home for Sky's blockbuster entertainment shows, while they will update Sky Comedy to be the home of Sky Original Comedy.

Commenting on the channel shake-up, MD of Content Sky UK & ROI, Zai Bennett said:

“In this golden age of television, the sheer volume of incredible programming can be overwhelming. Over the last 12 months we’ve been making it easier for people to find what they want to watch. From September those looking for the very best of Sky will find it at the top of their programme guide on Sky Showcase, while Sky Max will become the new home of blockbuster entertainment joining the host of genre-led channels launched in the past year – so whether you’re in the mood for true crime, a documentary or just a laugh there’s always a channel to suit. And if you’re not sure what to watch Sky Showcase will curate some of the highlights from our line-up so you can find something new to watch.”

The channels will be available to Sky customers at no extra charge. They will also launch on streaming service NOW and on Virgin Media.