Sky Max and Sky Showcase on NOW: FAQs and everything you need to know

Find out how to watch these two great new channels – available with a NOW Entertainment Membership.

By Becky Gamester-Newton Published: 6 September 2022 - 5.34pm
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Two great new channels are on NOW and BT TV as part of your NOW Membership – Sky Showcase and Sky Max.

Sky One has been replaced with Sky Showcase. Sky Max is a brand-new channel that has also launched.

To find out more about these exciting new channels, read on…

What is Sky Showcase?

On Sky Showcase, you can watch a selection of the top shows from across Sky.

This includes brand new Sky Originals such as crime drama Wolfe and documentaries including Shark, Hawking, and The Bambers: Murder at the Farm, and the return of Never Mind the Buzzcocks.

Are HBO/Showtime shows on Sky Showcase?

For now, Sky Atlantic will remain the home of scripted drama from HBO and Showtime.

Documentaries from HBO on Sky Documentaries may air on Sky Showcase but are also available on Sky Documentaries.

What is Sky Max?

Sky Max is the new home of blockbuster entertainment on Sky including dramas such as Cobra and A Discovery of Witches, and comedy entertainment including panel shows like all-new Never Mind the Buzzcocks and A League of Their Own.  

Sky Original comedy shows previously on Sky One are now on Sky Comedy.

Where can I watch my favourite Sky One shows, such as The Simpsons and Brassic?

You can find The Simpsons on Sky Showcase at 6.30pm every weeknight.

Sky Max is the new home for all your favourite lean-back entertainment shows previously on Sky One, such as Brassic, Friends: The Reunion and The Flight Attendant.

And UK and US comedy shows - such as Bloods, Intelligence and Modern Family – are on Sky Comedy.

You can still find all your favourites by pressing Search on your remote; it'll show you where you can watch on demand, and what's live now or later.

What happens to my recordings?

All existing recordings from Sky One are still available for you to watch. You will need to set up a new series recording if your show is now on Sky Max. If your show is continuing on Sky Showcase then your series recording will continue.

Is Sky Showcase and Sky Max available on NOW and with BT TV?

Yes, both channels are available from NOW and available to watch with your BT TV as part of your NOW Membership. If you don't have a NOW Entertainment Membership, you can choose Sky Showcase and Sky Max from the EPG (electronic program guide) on your TV box to get recommendations of available TV package(s) that you can upgrade to.

Do I need to do anything to receive Sky Showcase and Sky Max?

No, this change has happened automatically.

Is the new channel on NOW and if so where can I find it?

Sky Showcase is a live channel only – so NOW customers will see it in the TV guide as part of your NOW Entertainment Membership.

Sky Max is both a live and on demand channel. Shows on Sky Max are also available as part of a NOW Entertainment Membership.


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