A United Kingdom subscription channel owned and operated by Sky plc. The channel is dedicated to airing various highbrow arts programs. The channel airs programs related to culture, the arts, ballet, drama, opera and some documentaries. In 2015 as part of a re positioning of the channel and the launch of international versions of the network, the channel (originally known as Sky Arts 1) was renamed to Sky Arts and sister network Sky Arts 2 was closed down. The channel has become home of 'The South Bank Show' which originally aired on ITV.

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This Season's Shows

  • Portrait Artist of the Year

    Portrait Artist of the Year

    "Portrait Artist of the Year" is hosted by UK TV personalities Joan Bakewell and Frank Skinner; an…

  • Landscape Artist of the Year

    Landscape Artist of the Year

    Joan Bakewell and Frank Skinner present a new competition in which judges, Tai Shan Schierenberg, Ka…

  • Darbar Festival

    Darbar Festival

    Coverage of this year's Darbar festival, a celebration of Indian music and culture.

  • Discovering: Music

    Discovering: Music

    A look at the fascinating lives of musicians behind closed doors in this celebration of their music.

  • Discovering Film

    The story of some of the biggest stars of the silver screen and a look back at their careers in film…

  • Eras of Music History

    Eras of Music History

    Documentary series charting the evolution of classical music.

  • Treasures of the British Library

    Treasures of the British Library

    A host of famous faces, including Jamie Cullum, Meera Syal and professor Robert Winston, pick out w…

  • Urban Myths

    Urban Myths

    Our Urban Myths are stories that have been passed down over time and have now become part of urban…

  • Fake! The Great Masterpiece Challenge

    Fake! The Great Masterpiece Challenge

    Giles Coren and art historian Rose Balston host Sky Arts' new competition which challenges members o…

  • Passions

    A host of famous faces take a closer look at the individuals, places and pivotal moments that ignite…

  • Auction


    Discover a world of bidding frenzies, art masterpieces, and big money art investments as we venture…

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