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'Twin Peaks' will air on Sky as part of big new Showtime deal

The UK broadcaster's multi-million pound deal also brings Billions, Californication and Dexter to UK screens.
Matt Brian, @m4tt
January 21, 2016
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In its bid to deliver high quality programming, Sky often inks deals with US networks to bring popular TV shows to the UK. Its tie-up with HBO, for example, allows millions of Brits to watch new episodes of Game of Thrones and Veep soon after they air in America. Today, the UK broadcaster announced that it's adding more high-quality programming to the Sky Atlantic roster after it agreed a wide ranging deal with paid TV network Showtime to air the Twin Peaks revival, coming in 2017, and older shows like Californication and Dexter.

With Netflix and Amazon working with US broadcasters to commission new shows and BT enjoying a deal with AMC, Sky is intense under pressure to deliver high-quality programming that will keep subscribers happy. Instead of picking Showtime content on a programme-by-programme basis like it did in the past, the UK company will be able to beam new shows to customers in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy, giving its competition a lot more to think about.

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