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Press Release




SKY ARTS (SKY Channel 020) is delighted to announce the channel will be open to all SKY Basic customers from Thursday 10 – Sunday 20 November.

SKY ARTS is a unique channel dedicated to bringing a broad range of different art forms to the small screen, covering everything from beloved classical music and ballet, to fascinating documentaries, obscure foreign titles, experimental programmes, inspiring performances and in-depth shows on modern and traditional art.

Unlocking the channel from 10 – 20 November allows all SKY Basic customers the perfect opportunity to sample the quality programming available on SKY ARTS, a channel committed to showcasing arts and culture, both home grown and from around the world.

Brand new exclusive premiere titles during this period include:

Through Women’s Lenses, Friday 11 November, 8.30pm; with photography very much in vogue, it is a fitting time to dedicate a film to women photographers and set the record straight on their little-known talents.
The Third Eye (Season Two), Saturdays from 12 November, 8.30pm; this captivating Norwegian crime drama returns for a new season.
Later with Jools Holland, Sundays from 13 November, 8.30pm; the longest running music television programme on the BBC, this series invites stadium fillers, current chart toppers, veterans and left-field artists from all genres to perform together in the same studio.
Exhibition: Goya: Vision of Flesh and Blood, Monday 14 November, 8.30pm; discover Spain’s celebrated artist with this cinematic tour de force based on the National Gallery’s must-see exhibition Goya: The Portraits.
Yo-Yo Ma & Honeck: Baden Baden 2016, Wednesday 16 November, 8.20pm; this concert could be called a meeting of musical giants – The Berliner Philharmoniker, Manfred Honeck and Yo-Yo Ma.
Painting Hilary Mantel, Thursday 17 November, 9pm; an intimate documentary of artist Nick Lord fulfilling the £10,000 portrait commission of two-time Booker Prize winning novelist Hilary Mantel.  Presented by Frank Skinner and Joan Bakewell.
Made You Look, Thursday 17 November, 9,30pm; a documentary that sets out to explore the landscape of the commercial arts in the 21st Century, providing an insight into how modern creative people feel about the challenges and triumphs of living in a hyper digital age.
Black is the Color, Friday 18 November, 8.30pm; telling the story of how African-American artists took back their image, from the abolition of slavery to the present day.
The Kaws Effect, Saturday 19 November, 10.05pm; profiling KAWS, one of the world’s leading contemporary artists, to uncover the impact the digital revolution has made on his art, fame and life.
The Jam: About the Young Idea, Sunday 20 November, 7pm; this film traces the band’s formation and success set to the historical times of music, ever changing politics, fashion and attitudes that shaped this period.  Exclusive interviews with Paul Weller, Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler.
Guitar Star continues with premiere episodes, Tuesdays at 9.15pm, as does The Book Club 2016, Thursdays at 8.30pm.

“We are thrilled to be able to open SKY ARTS to all SKY Basic customers for this period,” says Channel Manager Chris de Bazin.

“We take so much pride in the variety, quality and uniqueness of our programming that to allow everyone the chance to get a feel for it themselves is a wonderful opportunity.”

For more information on SKY ARTS films, documentaries and entertainment visit www.sky.co.nz/sky-arts