As of today Sky One is no more. Launching in 1982 as Satellite Television it eventually became Sky Channel in 1984 and changed its name to Sky One in 1989. It was the oldest non-terrestrial channel lasting nearly 40 years, with MTV now taking over as the oldest channel on your planner.
I am a bit of a broadcasting nerd and I am a little bit sad about the demise of Sky One. I was lucky that my parents were early adopters of Sky Television and I was an avid watcher of DJ Kat Show which introduced me to Teenage Mutant Ninja Hero Turtles, Rude Dog and Hulk Hogan's Rock n Wrestling.
Sky One also gave me my first exposure of WWF where i religiously watched WWF Mania, Livewire and Superstars on a weekend morning
One thing that sticks with me though is after school every night all of the kids in the street used to pile into my living room (much to the annoyance of my parents) to watch Games World and moan at the contestants who were shockingly shit at the games. My Dad, called Barry gained a new nickname from it which he still hasn't managed to shake off nearly 30 years later.
So what are your favourite memories from Sky One? I am now expecting a ten page thread about Dream Team....