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Sky One
Sky One
Founded 1982
President
Company Comcast
Notable Series A Town Called Eureka
24
Prison Break
Rescue Me
The Simpsons
Battlestar Galactica
Stargate SG-1
Stargate Atlantis
The 4400
Nip/Tuck
Gladiators

Sky One is the United Kingdom's leading satellite entertainment channel. The British channel is popular for its broadcast of some of the biggest American series, including The Simpsons, A Town Called Eureka, 24, Deadwood, Nip/Tuck, Rescue Me, The 4400, Battlestar Galactica and Stargate Atlantis, Stargate SG-1. Sky One has also acquired the broadcast rights to Prison Break Season 3 from Five, and also stole Lost Season 3 from Channel 4 in 2006. The channel has also had its fair share of original British programming, including Hex, Mile High, Brainiac: Science Abuse, Dream Team and Football Icon, and it has also co-produced The 4400 and the 2003 version of Battlestar Galactica.

Programming Highlights

Shows that have had their UK premiere screenings on Sky One have included The X-Files, Stargate SG-1, Futurama, Family Guy, Malcolm in the Middle, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 24 (from Season 3), Stargate Atlantis, Nip/Tuck, Las Vegas, Battlestar Galactica, Rescue Me, Deadwood, Father of the Pride, Bones, Eureka (renamed A Town Called Eureka in the UK), Lost (from season 3) and Prison Break (from season 3).

Sky has commissioned a number of UK-made series' such as Dream Team, a drama series based on a fictional soccer team; The Strangerers (a science fiction sitcom that was dropped after one season and never repeated); Al Murray's sitcom Time Gentlemen Please; and Baddiel's Syndrome. Hex, another sci-fi show, has proved popular, but was canceled in April 2006. Mile High also proved quite popular but it only lasted from 2003-2005. Sky One commissioned Terry Pratchett's Hogfather for Christmas 2006 which proved to be their most successful programme ever. Sky also co-produces The 4400 sci-fi TV show, which aired on USA Network in the United States, and co-financed the first season of Battlestar Galactica, which aired on SyFy in the United States.