Sky Atlantic (DE)

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Sky Atlantic
Station logo
TV channels ( pay TV )
Program type Division program
reception Digital: DVB-S , DVB-S2 , DVB-C , IPTV
Image resolution 1080i ( HDTV )
Start of transmission May 23, 2012 , 9:00 p.m.
owner Sky Germany GmbH
List of TV channels

Sky Atlantic is a German-speaking pay TV broadcaster that specializes in broadcasting HBO productions and therefore bears the slogan “The Home of HBO”.

The pay-TV broadcaster went on air on May 23, 2012 at 9 p.m. and was free to receive for all Sky subscribers for three weeks . The “Sky Entertainment” package must be subscribed to for regular reception.

Between November 5, 2015 and September 11, 2017, the program was also broadcast one hour later on the Sky Atlantic +1 HD channel. On September 22, 2017, this was replaced by Sky 1 +1 HD .

The broadcaster achieved the best ratings, with 0.48 million viewers, with the premiere of the seventh season of the Game of Thrones series on July 17, 2017.

Station logos


Sky Atlantic HD specializes in the broadcast of series. Through the cooperation with the US-American broadcasting network HBO, there are exclusive broadcasting rights for all of the broadcaster's productions. For series that were already taken at the time of the collaboration ( Girls , Luck ), the first broadcast rights did not automatically fall to Sky Atlantic HD and were only partially acquired, as in the case of Game of Thrones or Boardwalk Empire . In addition to the series from HBO and its sister station Cinemax , series from other production studios are also broadcast. On January 21, 2016, Sky plc. announced an agreement with the US pay-TV provider Showtime . According to this, Sky in Germany will broadcast all future series that have not yet been granted under license law in a linear manner and on demand (including Billions ). Sky also secures the exclusive option to offer all new non-scripted formats such as documentaries, late night shows and reality shows. All the programs broadcast have in common that they are offered in two-channel sound , i.e. in German and in most cases in English.

Series selection

since 2012

since 2013

since 2014

since 2015

since 2016

since 2017

since 2018

since 2019

since 2020

Film selection

Document selection

  • 41 - The President (German first broadcast)
  • Eyewitness , US mini documentary series (since 2013)
  • Vogue - style in focus
  • God is greater than Elvis (German first broadcast)
  • Hard times - New York in crisis (German first broadcast)
  • Dog life in America (German first broadcast)
  • The Out List - In the Name of Equality (German first broadcast)


Sky Atlantic HD is digitally encrypted via cable , satellite and IPTV and can only be received with a Sky subscription in Germany and Austria. The station's content can also be viewed using the “Sky Go” app on a Windows computer, iPhone , iPad or iPod touch and the Xbox 360 . Since mid-September 2012, Sky Atlantic HD has also been fed into Switzerland by the cable provider Teleclub .

The distribution of Sky Atlantic in standard definition ceased at the end of November 2018.

See also

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b c Sky Atlantic HD - The Home of HBO - starts on May 23, 2012 exclusively on Sky in Germany and Austria , accessed on July 16, 2012
  2. Sky Atlantic HD three weeks free for all subscribers , accessed on July 16, 2012
  3. New Sky channel in HD activated . November 5, 2015. Retrieved November 5, 2015.
  4. Alexander Krei: Instead of Sky Atlantic +1 - Timeshift: Sky 1 gets a time-shifted offshoot . In: . August 22, 2017. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  5. "GoT" holds record level, ZDFneo depends on ProSieben . In: . July 25, 2017. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
  7. Sky Atlantic HD over cable , accessed July 16, 2012
  8. Sky Atlantic HD reception parameters on Astra are fixed ( Memento of the original from May 16, 2012 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , accessed on July 16, 2012 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  9. Sky Atlantic HD also in Switzerland , accessed on July 16, 2012
  10. Teleclub from September 2012 in HD quality ( Memento of the original from August 22, 2012 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , accessed September 2, 2012 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  11. Sky switches off 14 SD channels - HD reception at no extra charge in future? Retrieved December 17, 2018 .