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      03.03.2010 20:14
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      Sky1 is Sky's very own entertainment channel, shown on Sky TV channel 106. There's also a HD channel available, but sadly no +1, at least Sky+ makes up for this. The channel is broadcasting 24/7 and is available as part of the 'Entertainment Package'.

      Sky1 has to be the biggest entertainment channel on any network. If a show does exceptionally well on another channel, chances are it will end up on Sky1. Which is good for Sky customers, but can be a pain for non-subscribers.

      Current shows include:

      Lost - possibly the biggest show on TV.
      The Simpsons - the greatest animated show ever.
      24 - another massive show.
      Modern Family - one of the big new shows from America.
      Ross Kemp on ... - one of the top documentary style shows there is.

      The channel's star-studded show line-up is backed up by a very well put together channel. The advertising for upcoming shows is done in a very professional way, giving off the idea of an upmarket channel. Even the adverts are high quality, with Sky1 slots probably being one of the most expensive for advertisers.

      Overall another one of my favourite channels, although not one I have on all the time. There's decent variety in their schedule with around 7pm onwards being my favourite time (The Simpsons start around about then, followed by the big shows such as Lost).

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      11.09.2009 02:32

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      The whole family will enjoy it!

      Sky 1 is Sky's flagship entertainment channel broadcasting 24 hours a day on Satellite & Cable. Satellite viewers can also take advantage of a high definition simulcast of the channel with a large amount of native HD material available.

      A large number of the high profiled american dramas such as Prison Break & Lost can be found here. These sorts of dramas always tend to air on terrestrial television first & if they prove to be popular Sky just buy it up, as was the case with their most recent acquistion House, previously shown by channel 5. I'm not a huge fan of these dramas, as I think they are so drown out, but if you are the channel is full of them.

      However before of the variety of shows on, there's something for everyone. I particularly like the UK docu-dramas such as Road Wars & Street Wars. I also enjoyed the recent revivial of Gladiators, although this wasn't a patch on the original, it was good to have it back in some form. Also I have always been a huge fan of The Simpsons & all the new episodes are still shown here first.

      Overall I wouls say Sky 1 has enough variety in it's programmes to please the whole family.

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      22.05.2009 21:40
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      One of the greatest channels

      Sky One is the most recognisable channels that is associated with Sky, with its introduction when Sky first started broadcasting in the 1980s, and the channel came under the ownership of Sky as "Sky Channel" to what we know today as Sky One. Sky One or Sky1 has it has been recently rebranded, is Sky's main flagship entertainment that contains both home grown shows and US imports. Unknown to many Sky 1, in its many different forms is the fourth oldest channel in the United Kingdom, as Channel 4 arrived slightly later.

      Originally Sky was a free to air channel in the 1980s but has subsequently become a scrambled channel, meaning that that a person must pay for the package that Sky1 comes under to be able to view the channel, currently the Channel is part of the Sky entertainment mix section. I believe that this channel is worth the money to view due to the high quality programmes that are shown.

      The home grown programmes have only become part of the channel since the mid 1990s, with some of the most well known of these are The Dream Team, which is now decommissioned; 4400; Road Wars; the christmas special Terry Pratchets The Hog Father and for the first season, the co-financed re-imaged Battlestar Galactica.

      The imported part of the scheduling of Sky 1 mainly consists of American imports that are mainly from Sky's sister network in America, the Fox network. As can be seen from the programmes such as The Simpsons, Bones, 24 and the recently purchased House MD, although imports are not restricted to the Fox Network. With Sky 1's biggest programmes of recent years coming from the Sci-Fi channel, such as Stargate SG1, Stargate Atlantis and A Town Called Eureka.

      A good feature of Sky 1 is every week the channel will show a movie, while it may not be in the same league as the Sky Movies package, it is a welcomed addition, as Sky 1 shows classic movies that everyone can recognise, such as the recently shown Predator movie.

      It is for this reason that I believe that Sky 1 is one of the best channels for pure entertainment. It does not just cater for one type of interest such as sci-fi, but has a range of genres of entertainment that any person can enjoy. Therefore I believe that the cost of the channel is worth every penny. One of the caveats that I would attach to this, is while new content is shown in the evening, during the day, largely repeats are shown to fill the day. This can mean shows can become repetitive as shows can be show over and over. But this is just a minor point as I do enjoy watching my favourite shows again sometimes.

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        24.01.2009 13:55
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        Sky 1, usually one of the flagship chanels associated with Sky Television. This channel has been part of SKy nearly since they launched years ago and and although there is now Sky 2 and Sky 3, Sky 1 is the best in my view.

        There is always the new and in my view some of the best programmes on this channel. As of tomorrow Lost season 5 premiers. Sky 1 have had the rights to Lost and have them exclusively. Also they bought the rights to Prison Break a few series ago as well. Other big shows here are 24, Gladiators, The Simpsons and Are you smarter than a 10 year old.

        This channel runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is on channel 106 on Sky. There is also now a Sky 1 HD channel, which is on channel 144. So what programmes are exactly on here? Things like

        Don't forget the lyrics
        Futurama
        Project Runway
        Bones
        WWE
        Brainiac Science
        The biggest loser
        Stargate Atlantic
        Cold Case
        Battlestar Galactica

        Although there is a lot of good shows here, you tend to find they are repeated a couple of times over the same week, which isn't that bad a thing, but since a lot of Sky customers have Sky+ boxes you would think to show something once and then 1 repeat may be enough, therefore there could be more great shows on.

        This channel is part of the entertainment package on Sky and a good channel for all ages

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        22.01.2009 15:22
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        Brilliant channel well worth a look.

        I have always loved Sky One, and I end up watching it most nights as it has classic shows such as The Simpsons and Futurama.

        Recently there was a dispute between Virgin Media and Sky which resulted in Sky one being taken off of the list for Virgin channels, so for a while the only way to keep up with your favourite Sky one shows was to move over to Sky as a provider. This dispute has been resolved now and this means that more people are now able to watch this amazing channel.

        Sky One is part of the variety mix with Sky and comes along side other channels such as Sky 2, Sky 3, living tv, paramount comedy etc. the price for adding this mix on depends on the package that you are after, but the lowest that you will ever pay to recieve this is £16.50 per month. This may seem a little expensive for this but bearing in mind that its a package that gives you around 39 other channels too, aswell as all of your standard free channels.

        As I said at the start of the review I love watching this channel, and the fact that it broadcasts 24 hours a day is even better on channel 106 on Sky. I do find however that they do a few repeats, but for me this is great because if i have forgotten to watch something or I just loved it so much that a second viewing is in order then it is there again at some point to give that oppertunity.

        Sky One has been around for as long as I can remember, the name has recently changed from Sky One to Sky 1, I have no idea why but I thought that I better mention it. One of my favourite shows that is on Sky 1 is Prison Break and at the moment I am disappointed as it is on a break. Beacuse Sky gets it directly from America when they take a break then we have to too, that is the only bad thing about it.

        if you have Sky 1 then why not have a look just now and I bet that theres something good on.

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          27.12.2008 23:50
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          More good than bad

          Just another Virgin customer to recieve Sky 1 in the last few months so why not give it a review eh? :D.

          I used to have Sky 1 on my old cable box a good 4 or 5 years when there were only 51 channels I could get. Back then the only reason I watched Sky 1 was for the Simpsons, there really was nothing else I enjoyed on the channel.

          But what can I say now... After getting Sky 1 back I can say with a smile on my face how much I missed it. One of the main reasons I missed it was the shows it has on in the evening, especially Prison Break.

          I used to watch this on a streaming site with constant buffering and driver problems so it was more a relief to be able to watch it without interuption, apart from them stupid ads of course.

          I have almost forgotten about ads to be honest, anything I want to watch which is not on the BBC I simply set to record and fast forward the breaks, nothing wrong with that is there?

          I have read on a few other reviews about the daytime television not being the greatest on Sky 1 and I tend to agree. I browse the channels Sky 1, 2 and 3 when there is nothing on and I see alot of documentaries about sharks :s and alot of star trek marathons.

          If I was asked now if I would pay extra to get Sky 1 I would. It does have some very good shows on there (Noels are you smarter than a 10 year old) and the like, I understand their audience is more likely to be watching in the evening and can therefore understand Sky not paying to host popular programs during the daytime, it would be nice however :)

          Overall i'm very happy about recieving Sky 1 and have very little to be grumpy about seeing as i'm not paying anything extra for it. All I have to do now is wait till Tuesday to watch Prison Break :(.

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          27.12.2008 21:10
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          Reliable lightweight entertainment around the clock.

          Sky has always been one of the biggest non-terrestrial channels, and now it's available on Virgin Media again it's set to become even bigger. Generally their large budget means they win rights to show the majority of decent American TV programs, and this is pretty much where they choose to focus; Family Guy, the Simpsons, Malcom in the Middle as well as CSI and Prison Break all provide light entertainment - no serious documentaries to be found here.

          Generally, the channel isn't worth watching until it reaches about 6pm; pre-primetime it's full of cheap shows and reruns. One area where Sky falls down is in adverts; as is increasingly becoming the standard, a 4 minute set is shown every 15 minutes or show - this can be particularly frustrating as a 20 minute show is often dragged out to last half an hour.

          Sky One has many shows that are not shown on any other channel, making it essential viewing for those following shows such as Lost and Prison Break. Sky knows this, putting adverts for both shows on almost all of their billboards and TV ads.

          If there's nothing solid on TV, Sky is always worth switching to simply because it's so reliable; no matter the time of day, there's bound to be some lightweight entertainment on to pass an hour or so.

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          14.01.2008 19:37
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          The Best UK satellite channel

          Sky One is probably my most watched channel in the UK, available on sky channel 106, it provides some of the latest and greatest programming from the US aswell as some of its own house made programming.

          The channel has been running back since Analogue Sky, as a commercial channel it is paid for by advertising on the channel and sky licensing fees. The adverts are every 15 minutes as with most Uk channels and are about 3-4 minutes long depending on the programming.

          Most of the programming on sky is imported from America and it shows all the most popular US shows including:
          - Lost (New/Repeats)
          - Stargate SG1 (Repeats)
          - Stargate Atlantis (New/Repeats)
          - Prison Break (New/Repeats)
          - The Simpsons (New/Repeats)
          - Bones (New/Repeats)
          - Journeyman (New/Repeats)
          Sky One provides the only way to view these shows legally in the UK. The quality of Sky One is normally very good, especially if you own the Sky HD package as a lot of Sky One's American programming is shown in HD on channel 175.

          It also provides some homegrown programs, most of them reality TV although some great Documentries including Ross Kemp on Gangs. Some of Sky Ones own programming:
          - Ross Kemp on Gangs
          - Are you Smarter than a 10 year old
          - Cirque de Celebrite
          - Braniac

          Overall sky one is a great channel and im sure youll find something youll enjoy watching at some point in the day.

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            A great channel that airs shows much quicker than other rival channels such as channel 4.

            Sky One is in my oppinion the best TV Channel in England, it offers a wide variety of shows including LOST, 24, Dream Team, The Simpsons and More.

            One of the things i love about Sky One is that it airs its shows very near the original American airing date, so you dont have to wait around for ages to see your favourite Show. Before LOST was acquired by Sky One, you had to wait months after the original airing date in america to see it, but now with Sky One, you are only three days behind.

            Although it does have a lack of english shows in some aspects, it does have a lot of american shows and they are more to my personal preference.

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            30.07.2006 13:24
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            Why won't the Simpsons be on Sky Three?

            It really does pee me off that Sky One is not on Freeview. It is a free channel on Sky and NTL, why not Freeview? Nearly all of my friends have one of those services and I'm stuck watching Season 1, 2, 3, and 4 on Channel 4. They could at least put Season 8, 9 and 10 or even Season 13, 14 and 15 on Sky Three. That would be a godsend, and Brainiac. At least some newer ones. I am really annoyed and nearly every time an advert comes on Sky One, whether its The Simpsons, Brainiac, Vroom Vroom or even Project Runway, I always switch over to the BBC or ITV so I do not feel jealous. It also annoys me because Sky Three was 'supposedly' to be a channel that was to be like Sky One, only on Freeview and Sky. Basically, the point is for you that son't understand what I am talking about is coluld they put newer Simpsons episodes on Sky Three?

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              Sky One is One of the best TV channels but only for under 30's

              I sometimes wonder why my mum never watches the satelite channels, is it because she is either used to terrestrial television or does she find the range of new programmes that are for people from the dinosaur ages are on terrestrial but she doesn't want to watch the repeat of programmes that she likes on satellite??? I know the reason why she doesn't like Sky One, simply because it is not for her age range and can sometimes have too many American programmes.

              Sky One is definitely for the young at heart, if you do not like American shows such as the Simpsons, Science programmes such as Brainiac, Science Fiction such as Star Trek or Stargate S G-1 or cheesy sport dramas like Dream team then forget it.

              Some programmes might interest my mum because I have seen her watch them on Terrestrial such as Law and Order, but that is about it, she sticks to the dectective stuff on ITV. She just seems very uncomfortable with Sky, if I told her Law and Order was on Sky One, she wouldn't watch it.

              I have a love and hate relationship with Sky One and it is the same with the whole of Sky Digital. It is not the prices or Sky itself, its the fact that too many channels this day and age mean that you will always get junk and good stuff on all channels, this is the same with Sky One, this has meant that since getting Sky, I am no longer able to talk to people about last nights TV because it is likely that they never watched what I watched. I think that is also a reason why my mum still watches Terrestrial because she is more likely to be able to talk about it with her friends.

              The things I like about Sky One is that they show the Simpsons (but sometimes too much), Brainiac, Futurama and 24 for when it was on. I also have a love and hate relationship with Stargate S G-1 and any of the Star Treks they show, I like them, but only for when I am bored, however they show them far far too much.

              The biggest and worst thing about Sky One is adverts, if a big programme is on that is going to attract a lot of viewers Sky put a advert on in the first five minutes, that is very annoying, I personally think Sky One should have no adverts, is is a paid subscription after all.

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              24.01.2003 15:23
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              Sky One is the most watched of the hundreds on non-terrestrial channels, and has been providing entertainment programmes to the UK through various means since 1990. Available as a free channel on Sky Digital and NTL (although not on Freeview, which former users of the defunct On Digital/ITV Digital can now use), it broadcasts around the clock. Where as all terrestrial channels have an element of news and current affairs, Sky One merely contains programmes to entertain rather than educate. Rather than documentaries and culture, you tend to get chat shows, comedy and gossip. Whilst not necessarily as ‘quality’ programming can be accessed from other channels, it does give the station a rather empty feel to it. The undoubted jewel in the crown is ‘The Simpsons’. In fact, it wasn’t until towards the mid to late 1990’s that terrestrial TV could actually show any of the episodes of the classic programme, as Sky One had acquired the rights to broadcast them first. With viewers regularly in excess of one million, they are showing the current series, which is unlikely to be screened on Channel 4 (who have recently beaten BBC2 to gain the rights to show the newer programmes) for many years to come. At least two episodes of ‘The Simpsons’ are shown every day, although four in go is also not uncommon Other comedy highlights include ‘Family Guy’ which charts the exploits of the Griffin family in Quahog, Rhode Island. Making the Simpson family look more like the Waltons with their confrontations and weird adventures, it is arguably more adult and nearer the knuckle than their yellow counterparts. Sadly it has fewer episodes due to it having been decommissioned by the US TV bosses a few years ago. Another Matt Groening creation, ‘Futurama’ is another regular in the schedules, although this lacks the consistent laughs of the other two animations. Another mains
              tay in the schedules is ‘Stargate SG-1’, which Sci-Fi fans assure me is quite good even if it’s not my cup of Darjeeling. Episodes of ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ and ‘Angel’ are also shown first on Sky One, and well in advance of the terrestrial screenings, which are rearranged around sports events, much to the annoyance of their fans. The popular ‘Roswell High’ is also regularly shown. Daytime on Sky One is dominated by the chat shows of Sally Jesse Raphael, a woman who is a ‘Guess Who?’ card come to life, and Jenny Jones. However, these are inferior to the forerunners in the genre like Oprah and Ricki Lake, and are best glossed over. There are the odd British made programmes which make it onto the American dominated channel. ‘Kirsty’s Home Videos’, presented by Kirsty Gallacher, is Sky One’s version of ‘You’ve Been Framed’, although it is a million miles away from Lisa Riley’s japes with animated video cassettes with its saucy continuity sequences and often violent clips. There also seems to be a lot of nudity, something that you definitely would not want to see on its ITV1 equivilent... ‘Dream Team’ is one of the few non-American dramas shown on Sky One. The Sunday night serial charts the ups and downs of the fictional Harchester football team, as they battle against relegation. Usually at the end of every series there is some kind of accident which means that a whole new cast can be wheeled in the following series, and the player-based stories are consistently ludicrous. However, it man ages to be one of the most popular non-terrestrial shows for some unknown reason. Elsewhere on Sky One, it is possible to find a smattering of children’s programmes like Pokemon as well as WWE, which allows big fat men to play-fight each other whilst masquerading as sportsmen. The presentation of th
              e channel is quite downmarket, although unlike ITV1, it doesn’t try to dress it up as being anything that it isn’t. Instead of Mary Nightingale trying to look as intellectual as possible, pouting into the camera as is swoops down on top of her with some soothing music in the background, you’re more likely to see a naked butt-cheek on Sky One’s continuity sequences. Sky One is merely there to provide the entertainment wing of the vast Sky network rather than serve any other purpose. Whilst it’s one of the better channels of the hundreds on offer thanks to ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Family Guy’, there is an awful lot of rubbish which fills the schedules, particularly during the day. There are also ad breaks are also longer and more frequent, which is never a good thing. If they ever lost ‘The Simpsons’, you get the feeling that they really would start to struggle. Until then however, my Sky Digital box in the evening is always firmly locked on channel 106...

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                09.07.2002 20:46
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                Sky One is one of the main channels you get free with all Sky subscriptions, and personally, apart from The Simpsons and Futurama, I'd actually pay good money to never have to see (or hear anyone else talking about) anything else on the channel. Everything else on Sky One is generally very boring. Programmes such as 'Buffy' and it's spinoff shows such as 'Angel' and 'Dark Angel' are really very tedious, bad drama, but with a highly attractive lead star. This is shown through most of the programming on Sky One - such as the new, pretty appaling "Is Harry On The Boat?". Tedious, badly produced tripe. The Simpsons and Futurama get my vote as absolutely hilarious, but everything else on the channel is awful. Which is a right shame, as it has potential to be a very good channel. Sky is succesful enough to be able to have diverse channels as part of it's repertoire. The likes of BBC 4, Discovery and the History channel provide a lot for people who prefer interesting things as to lowest common denominator drama and Jeremy Beadle-style 'ha ha ha, he fell in the water' you've-been-caught-on-candid-cam crap. It's a shame, because television has great potential to be an absolutely amazing system for learning, education and personal advancement. The combination of video, stills, sound and information can create a fantastic learning environment. Shame it's wasted on, umm, Buffy. If they can broadcast more specialist programming, then it will pay off in the end. Believe me, this isn't a good reason to get Sky. Meanwhile, jazz fm, BBC Four and MTV 2 are. Press 'off'.

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                  I hate to admit this, but I do watch TV quite a lot, probabily for six or seven hours a day. However nice the terrestrial channels are, they all seem to have the habit of showing good things surrounded by hours of stuff I just don't want to watch! Sky One is different, theres always something good on. First thing in the morning we get cartoons for the kiddies (and big kiddies like me.) During the day there is programs for women. Trashy talk show from America basically (most are the same but some are real gems, the boot camp ones with the bratty kids are always funny!) However, its during the early evening that this channel comes into its own. Starting at 4pm, they treat us to 3 hours of excellent Sci Fi (yes I am a Sci Fi fan, I admit it), with them currently showing Star Trek - the Next Generation followed by Star Trek - Voyager and finally followed by the excellent Stargate SG-1. For most people this would be enough quality TV for a day, but not for me! At 7pm We get a whole hour of the Simpsons and I LOVE the Simpsons (Homer is so funny) But then it all changes at 8pm. This is a good part. They show different kinds of things on different days! They premier the newest shows at this time also. Mondays are my favourite when yet mre Sci fi is shown. Overall, I think this is the best channel. If stuck forever with one one channel, I could live quite happily with this one!

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                    I've had Sky for a few years now, when Sky digital was released I upgraded to it straight away. Out of all the brilliant channels available I would have to say that for family entertainment Sky One is the best channel on Sky and On digital. Theres programmes and shows for everyone. In a morning theres cartoons like Pokemon, the afternoon is filled with talk shows and the nights are a bit more action packed with some very entertaining programmes like Buffy and Scrubs. I also like The Simpsons, Malcolm in the Middle and Stargate. The channels always showing with no finish and start time so good programmes will be going at all hours. New shows and series are being screened for those who like something new and unseen. I like the programmes aired by Sky One because they are all really classy and well made, not like some of the trash on other channels. The programmes are mostly american and tey make really good, addictive series for people with different likes. Defiantly worth going Digital for.

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