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Oscars leaving Sky

August 9, 2023

Sky has not picked up the rights to show the world’s biggest movie awards ceremony in the UK following a 20-year run.

Sky won the rights from the BBC and most recently showed the ceremony across four channels: a dedicated Sky Cinema Oscars channel, Sky Showcase, Sky Arts and Sky News, along with streaming service Now TV.

US ratings, UK audiences for the Oscars have been dwindling in recent years, with around 35,000 tuning in live on the main Sky Cinema channel this year compared with nearly 60,000 in 2022, according to Deadline.

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