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Tuesday 1 February, 2011

By Becca Talbot - becca@consumerchoices.co.uk

You can now catch all the newest episodes of The Simpsons, Malcolm In The Middle and An Idiot Abroad on Sky1. We show you the cheapest way to get Sky1 and its high-definition sister, Sky1 HD.

Sky1 is hard to beat if you’re looking for top entertainment, drama and comedy. As one of the most watched pay-TV channels on offer, Sky1 is at the forefront of television broadcasting.

The channel is available to all consumers with either Sky or Virgin Media TV services, so if you’re a Freeview household, read on to find out whether a subscription TV package with Sky1 would suit you more…

What is Sky1?

Sky1 is the flagship channel from Sky (www.sky.co.uk), Britain’s largest satellite TV provider. It’s been on air since 1982, and has broadcast some of the nation’s best-loved American shows, including 24, House and The Simpsons, as well as British series such as An Idiot Abroad and Road Wars.

The channel is available in both standard and high-definition (HD), with the HD simulcast showing the same programmes but with clearer, brighter images and sharper 5.1 Dolby surround sound.

What’s on Sky1?

Sky1 is home to some of the UK’s best loved programmes, including House (pictured) and The Simpsons, as well as the new highly anticipated mini-series Mad Dogs.

Hugh Laurie and the rest of the cast of House

Broadcasting the most popular British and American drama and comedy series of recent years, other Sky1 highlights include:

  • Fat Families - In a bid to transform some of the country’s biggest Brits, no-nonsense weight loss expert Steve Miller launches his fight against flab.
  • Malcolm In The Middle - This all-American family comedy follows the life of middle child Malcolm - an ordinary boy with a genius IQ.
  • House - The award-winning series House stars Hugh Laurie as an antisocial maverick doctor specialising in diagnostic medicine, working with a team to cure America’s sickliest patients.
  • Got To Dance - If you don’t know your bhangra from your ballet or your tap from your tango, tune in for Davina McCall’s Got To Dance - a reality TV show with a toe-tapping twist .
  • Mad Dogs - Exclusive to Sky1, Mad Dogs is Sky’s new psychological tale of murder and deception, starring Max Beesley, Philip Glenister, John Simm and Marc Warren.
  • Road Wars - There’s never a dull moment in Road Wars as the show follows the real-life action and drama of the Thames Valley Police Proactive Team.
  • The Simpsons - Everyone’s favourite cartoon family, The Simpsons, are back on Sky1 in all new, never-before-seen episodes.
  • An Idiot Abroad - Follow “idiot” Karl Pilkington’s journey across the world in search of Wonders as he’s put to the test by comic genius duo Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.

How to get Sky1

Sky1 is available in standard definition to all Sky TV customers taking either the Sky Entertainment or the Sky Extra.

If you’re looking for the HD version of the channel, you’ll have to also take the Sky HD pack. This costs an extra £10.25 a month, on top of your standard Sky subscription.

All Virgin Media (www.virginmedia.com) customers that subscribe to the cable TV package can also get Sky1 in standard definition, and XL customers can also get the high-definition simulcast of Sky1, if they have a V+HD or V HD set-top box.

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