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Global produces classical music programmes for Sky Arts

November 17, 2022

Sky has commissioned Global, the media & entertainment group, to produce five shows for its dedicated creative arts channel, Sky Arts, as part of a multi-year production agreement.

Following the success of its first TV performance, Global will produce two further episodes of Classic FM’s Rising Stars with Julian Lloyd Webber, a show that champions and gives a stage to up and coming musicians. The first of its two 60-minute specials will air on Sky Arts and Freeview on 17 November 17th with another coming in 2023.

Global will also deliver three recordings of its sell-out show at the Royal Albert Hall – Classic FM Live. The live event, which has been running since 2000, will be broadcast on TV for the very first time when it airs on Sky Arts on December 19th. It features music from iconic films Star WarsThe Lord of the RingsJurassic ParkChariots of Fire and E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, all performed by a line-up of world-class musicians.

Philip Noyce, Classic FM’s Managing Editor, said: “This year has been a significant one for Classic FM as we’ve celebrated the station’s 30th birthday. So, it’s really exciting that, together with Sky Arts, we’ve been able to mastermind some new classical music programmes for TV. This partnership allows us to take our popular events featuring world-class musicians, to an even larger audience and I hope viewers enjoy them as much as we’ve enjoyed creating them.”

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