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Sky apologises for Mad Men block

April 11, 2013

madmenBskyB has apologised after viewers were wrongly blocked from watching the new series of Mad Men on Sky Go. On Wednesday night on Sky Go were told that “rights restrictions” meant it could not be played, the screen said “Sky Go is not supporting Mad Men. Don Draper continues to elude me.”

Sky had widely advertised that the series would be available on Sky Go, which allows viewing on devices including smartphones, games consoles and iPads.

Sky apologised and confirmed that the rest of the series would be available on Sky Go.

“We’d really like to apologise to any customers who tried to watch the new episodes of Mad Men live through Sky Go,” said a Sky spokesman. “In error, the service suggested that we were unable to show the episodes due to rights issues.

“This is not the case and the episodes are now available to watch on demand through Sky Go and through our catchup service on Sky+. And the rest of the season will be available to watch live on Sky Go.”

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