Orange Is the New Black to Air on Sony Channel in the U.K.


LONDON: Orange Is the New Black will make its broadcast premiere in the U.K. on Sony Channel.

The Lionsgate series, based on a memoir of the same name, will see its British TV debut on April 19. The broadcast run begins with season one and will have a double bill every Wednesday at 9 p.m.

“We recognize the demand for premium content that appeals to a broad audience which is exactly what Orange Is the New Black offers,” said Kate Marsh, Sony Pictures Television Networks’ executive VP for Western Europe and international networks. “It is widely recognized as a must-see series that we’re pleased to make part of our offering on Sony Channel.”

“We’re pleased to partner with our friends at Sony Pictures Television as we continue to bring Orange Is the New Black to new audiences and platforms around the world,” said Lionsgate’s president of international television and digital distribution, Peter Iacono. “Orange is a global phenomenon with ever-growing appeal, and we expect it to be a great addition to Sony’s lineup of must-see premium programming that will resonate with their audience for years to come.”