The Week: Media News - Sky extends arts offering

BSkyB is launching a new channel, Sky Arts 2, to show contemporary and classical arts programming.

It will debut on 20 October alongside Sky Arts HD and Sky Arts 1, previously known as Sky Arts, which will now broadcast more contemporary content. The channels' 36 hours of programming a day will include shows featuring Mariella Frostrup, Brian Sewell and Suggs.

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