After Hours to Premiere on Sky 1

Kick-starting Sky 1 ‘s year-round commitment to comedy is After Hours, a new series starring Ardal O’Hanlon, John Thomson and Jaime Winstone. The 6 part series will begin Monday 2nd November at 9.30pm on Sky 1.

Directed by Craig Cash (The Café), it follows Willow (James Tarpey), an 18-year-old music fan who finds himself stuck in the declining town of Shankly after his friends head off to uni. When his girlfriend (BAFTA® winner Georgina Campbell) also dumps him, he has little to keep him going except for his love of local independent radio show After Hours.

Piers Morgan to join Good Morning Britain

Piers Morgan is joining the Good Morning Britain presenting team, ITV announced today. 
The journalist and TV presenter will co-host with Susanna Reid three days a week from November. 
Piers said:  “I am very excited at the prospect of waking up at 3am every morning, and even more excited by the thought of how annoying Susanna is going to find me after a few months. Good Morning Britain is a great show with a terrific team on and off screen. I’m looking forward to it enormously.” 

Sky and Disney agree new multi-year programming and channel agreement

Sky has agreed a new multi-year movie and TV agreement with Disney UK & Ireland so customers can enjoy the very best of Disney entertainment either live, on demand or on the go.
Sky Movies and NOW TV Sky Movies Pass customers will be able to watch premieres like Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur and Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the first pay TV window from around nine months after their release in cinemas.  They can enjoy the Sky Movies Disney channel and all the latest Disney, DisneyPixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm hits, all in HD and in some cases, 3D. In addition to the latest blockbuster movies, popular TV channels Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior will continue to be available through Sky’s subscription packages in both standard and high definition.   

The entire Harry Potter movie collection to watch whenever and wherever only on Sky Movies

From the 24 October Sky Movies, the home of the latest blockbusters and classic films, will for an exclusive period offer the entire Harry Potter movie collection on demand – letting customers dive into the magic whenever and wherever they want. 
To celebrate Harry Potter coming to Sky Movies, from Saturday 24 October until Monday 2 November, Sky Movies Greats will be renamed Sky Movies Harry Potter on the Sky TV Guide. During the event fans can join the movie marathon by tweeting @skymovies using the hashtag #pottermarathon. The movie collection will also be available on demand from the 24 October onwards, as Sky Movies is the exclusive home over the next year. 
Gearing up for the half term, Sky Movies will have all eight feature films available on demand and through online streaming service NOW TV to enjoy whenever they fancy. Harry, Ron and Hermione are reunited as we watch the story unfold from the very beginning, following Harry on his first day as he is sorted into Gryffindor through to the final showdown with Lord Voldemort in Deathly Hallows Part 2. 

BBC Daytime Controller Dan McGolpin announces his vision for daytime and new commissions for BBC One

Dan McGolpin, Controller Daytime, today announces his vision for Daytime and new Commissions for BBC One.

Dan McGolpin says: “We have lots of returning shows on BBC Daytime but one of my biggest challenges is to create space for new opportunities. I want bold new ideas and returnable series that do something different to the successful shows that we already have.

"In the mornings, I want to make 9.15am more of a shop-window for us. It’s a place where viewers can engage with the world around them, and the slot benefits from a strong audience inheritance from BBC Breakfast. We can broadcast event series there like Big Blue UK or Operation Meet The Street, it’s a place where we can be ambitious and timely. I’m also looking for distinctive and engaging new formats or documentary series that can play at 9.15am or 11am."

"Mid-afternoon there are opportunities for new competitive formats, sometimes with escapist or indulgent qualities and I’d like to see more humour. Quizzes need to offer something beyond question and answers; they need strong entertainment values as well as strong game-play."