Sky Atlantic, launched in 2011, is one of the channels owned by the TV broadcasting group ‘Sky’.
Sky also run Atlantic’s sister channels such as Sky 1, Sky 2, Sky Movies, Sky Sports, Sky News, Sky Arts and many more. Sky Atlantic is broadcast in the UK and Ireland, it also broadcasts in other countries such as Germany, Italy and Austria.
Sky Atlantic relies heavily on US TV channel screenings. With over 50% of its programming coming from US TV channel, HBO. The most popular and famous TV series aired on Sky Atlantic is ‘Game Of Thrones’. Having this series aired on Sky Atlantic boosted its viewing numbers tremendously, making all of Sky Atlantic’s top 10 most viewed programmes ‘Game Of Thrones’ episodes.
Other series shown on this channel include crime/drama series The Tunnel, comedy series The Trip, a remake of Twin Peaks, New Jersey themed series The Sopranos and crime series The Wire.