Sky Arts TV channel will go free in September

published 28.07.2020 11:26

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Sky says the move means “supercharging its mission to increase access to and drive participation in the arts, at a vital time for the cultural sector” by “putting artists, creatives, and public participation centre stage”.

As well as making the channel free-to-air, Sky is launching a series of bursaries worth £30,000 each for emerging artists.

Note that the Sky Arts On Demand library consisting of over 2,000 hours of content will remain exclusive to Sky and Now TV Entertainment Pass customers.

“By making Sky Arts free for everyone we want to give more artists and arts organisations a platform to create and share their work and to bring more art and culture to everyone across the UK.”

said Stephen van Rooyen, CEO of Sky UK.

by Chris Martin from techadvisor.co.uk

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