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

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.