Sky snaps up UK TV rights to The Late Late Show with James Corden
Staff Reporter | On 30, Jun 2016
Sky is the exclusive UK home of The Late Late Show with James Corden.
From the 19th July, all Sky TV and NOW entertainment pass customers can enjoy full episodes of the destination weeknight chat show on demand, one day after its broadcast in the US. (That’s every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, folks.)
In addition, Sky 1 will exclusively broadcast The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special on the 19th July, featuring Corden’s favourite moments from his first year in late night, and highlights from his Carpool Karaoke segments with Adele, Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey.
Customers with Sky Q will also be able to enjoy all the best clips from the show, past and present, including Carpool-Karaoke, in the Online Video section alongside amazing content from the likes of Funny or Die, Red Bull and GoPro, Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube and Vice.
Sky’s deal with CBS Studios International is something of a coup for the broadcaster – since the show’s US launch in March 2015, The Late Late Show with James Corden has become known for generating buzzworthy viral videos, with the show’s official YouTube channel racking up more than 1 billion total views.
Gary Davey, Managing Director, Sky Content, comments: “The Late Late Show has be-come a global cultural phenomenon and the UK & Ireland audience has delighted in James’ runaway stateside success. There is a huge appetite from UK and Irish fans to enjoy the antics of The Late Late Show first hand and we are thrilled to exclusively bring the show direct to our customers.”
Armando Nuñez, President & CEO, CBS Global Distribution Group, adds: “In just over a year, James has made a very big mark on US late night television with a critically acclaimed show that features the biggest names in entertainment, and unique segments that quickly become digital sensations. We’re excited that UK audiences will get to experience all the energy and excitement of the series with our terrific partners at Sky.”
James Corden is already a familiar face to Sky customers as the host of Sky 1’s entertainment show A League of Their Own, which he has chaired since 2010.