27 Facts About Sky One

1. Sky One is everything that lies above the surface of the Earth, including the atmosphere and outer space.

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2. Sky One indicated that they will not bow down, and the channels will likely become unavailable from 1 February 2017.

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3. In October 2007, Sky One announced that they would not accept new applications to launch channel on their EPG, citing "very significant memory constraints" on many of its older digiboxes.

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4. Sky One has no veto over the presence of channels on their EPG, with open access being an enforced part of their operating licence from Ofcom.

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5. Sky One has design authority over all digital satellite receivers capable of receiving their service.

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6. Sky One is the brand name for Sky plc's United Kingdom digital satellite television and telecommunications services.

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7. On 18 November 2015, Sky One announced Sky One Q, a range of products and services to be available in 2016.

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8. Sky One previously experimented with 3D broadcasting by broadcasting an Arsenal vs Manchester United football game live in 3D in nine pubs situated throughout the United Kingdom.

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9. Sky One began to broadcast programmes in 3D in April 2010.

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10. In February 2011 Sky One discontinued the non-HD variant of its Multiroom box, offering a smaller version of the SkyHD box without Sky+ functionality.

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11. In September 2007, Sky One launched a new TV advertising campaign targeting Sky+ at women.

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12. Sky One initially charged an additional subscription fee for using a Sky+ PVR with their service; waiving the charge for subscribers whose package included two or more premium channels.

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13. On 1 March 2013, it was announced that Sky One would buy O2's and Be's broadband services from Telefonica for £180 million up front plus another £20 million once customers have been transferred.

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14. In early 2012, Sky One released an update to its Sky One Anytime service.

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15. Sky One offers some streaming live TV channels to a computer using Microsoft's Silverlight.

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16. Sky One initially faced increased competition from telecommunications providers to deliver pay television services over existing telephone lines using ADSL.

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17. On 8 February 2007, Sky One announced its intention to replace its three free-to-air digital terrestrial channels with four subscription channels.

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18. Sky One initially faced competition from the ONdigital digital terrestrial television service.

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19. Sky One provides television and broadband Internet services, fixed line and mobile telephone services to consumers and businesses in the United Kingdom.

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20. Sky One have commissioned a number of game shows including Blockbusters.

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21. Sky One commissioned Terry Pratchett's Hogfather for Christmas 2006 proving to be their most successful programme ever.

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22. Sky One previously broadcast WWE programming, before moving it all to Sky Sports.

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23. Sky One has exclusive rights in the UK to show the most recent series of The Simpsons.

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24. Sky One relies heavily on screenings of American television programmes, with many coming from Murdoch's Fox network.

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25. Sky One started on 26 April 1982 as Satellite Television Ltd, and was Europe's first ever cable and satellite channel, originally broadcasting from the Orbital Test Satellite aimed at cable operators all over the continent.

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26. Sky One launched across Europe on 26 April 1982 by founder Connor Baskey as Satellite Television and is the oldest non-terrestrial TV channel in the United Kingdom.

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27. Sky One is a British pay television channel operated and owned by Sky, a division of Comcast, available in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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