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NEWS: Sky announces original content lineup for 2020

tom 2000

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"Cobra, the high-stakes political drama, starring Robert Carlyle and Victoria Hamilton returns for a second series after becoming one of Sky One’s most successful drama series in recent years, with a launch audience of 2.2m."

This appears to be the benchmark and that is worrying. Cobra was just watchable and only just and seemed to be a poor transatlantic cousin of Designated Survivor.

I will not be holding my breath for the Original Content
 

Flatcoat

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I agree that Cobra was entertaining but not special, and nowhere near as good as Designated Survivor.

Mind you Chernobyl was one of the best programs I have ever watched.
 

Jokerr

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Tends to be very PC with hint of nanny state.
 

Henry83

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This is very interesting but make no mistake - this atypical / recent penchant for Sky announcements is because they will lose masses of content to Disney when Disney+ launches next month eg Disney animation, Pixar, Disney Channels, Star Wars etc and are trying to avoid addressing the issue of whether a fee reduction would be inappropriate.
 

rs101

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This is very interesting but make no mistake - this atypical / recent penchant for Sky announcements is because they will lose masses of content to Disney when Disney+ launches next month eg Disney animation, Pixar, Disney Channels, Star Wars etc and are trying to avoid addressing the issue of whether a fee reduction would be inappropriate.
No one knows what Sky may lose when Disney+ launches - it's quite likely Disney+ won't have the same content as the US. Several reports that the Simpsons may not be on that service, for example.
Toy Story 4 has just premiered on Sky Cinema, so is likely to be on that service for a while. They're also including the new Aladdin and Lion King in the Sky adverts, so it seems likely Disney content will be on that platform too (for a while anyway).
 

Henry83

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I sincerely hope that some things will remain and indeed it seems likely that you will be able to access Disney+ through the Sky platform like you can Netflix. Disney+ launch was delayed in the UK because of contractural obligations with Sky which included some recent releases up to The Lion King.

I am just highlighting that there have been a lot of announcements by Sky around their new, impressive looking line up of content, but this should be seen, fee wise in the context of a concomitant loss of a large amount of existing and very popular content which understandably does not feature in these announcements.
 

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