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Sky to preview new shows on YouTube for free

Sky is making available some of its new hit shows available to YouTube viewers for free in a bid to publicise its new season of entertainment.

 The broadcaster will be showing the first episodes of some of its biggest shows on a new YouTube channel Sky First Episodes, which launches this Saturday. On the channel, viewers will have the chance to see the first ever episodes of shows such as the International Emmy award-winning Moone Boy (Sky 1), starring Chris O’Dowd.

Other Sky shows available on the channel at launch include The Tunnel (Sky Atlantic), Moonfleet (Sky 1) and A Young Doctor’s Notebook (Sky Arts). More shows will be added regularly over the coming months.

Over the year, Sky will be unveiling shows such as Fleming (Sky Atlantic), starring Dominic Cooper, and The Smoke (Sky 1), with Jodie Whittaker and Jamie Bamber, while comedy fans can enjoy Nick Frost and Olivia Colman in Mr Sloane (Sky Atlantic). Sky customers will also be able to enjoy new must-see shows from the US, including HBO’s True Detective (Sky Atlantic), starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey.

Naomi Gibney, Sky’s director of Entertainment, Marketing and Digital, said: “We’re passionate about delivering truly great TV – and the best way of demonstrating this is to give people the opportunity to enjoy the shows for themselves. The combination of Sky First Episodes and a TV campaign featuring entire clips from our biggest and best series means that now everyone has the chance to sample Sky shows.”



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