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 e…

  • 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…

  • Master of Photography

    Master of Photography

    Sky Arts launches the ultimate search for Europe's best photographer with this unique competition. O…

  • 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 wh…

  • Urban Myths

    Urban Myths

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

  • 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…

  • Brian Johnson's A Life on the Road

    Brian Johnson's A Life on the Road

    The legendary AC/DC frontman will debut his new show Brian Johnson's A Life on the Road, a six part…

  • Auction


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

  • Tate Britain's Great British Walks

    Tate Britain's Great British Walks takes on a journey across landscapes that have seduced the nation…

  • Isle of Wight Festival

    Isle of Wight Festival

    The Isle of Wight Festival is an annual music festival that showcases some of the biggest music arti…

  • The Art Show

    The Art Show

    Filming with world class artists, collectors and industry insiders to tell stories about art in all…

  • Download Festival

    Download Festival

    All the best highlights from the Download Festival held at Donington Park, where the biggest rock an…

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