Sky Arts is now available to watch on Freeview and Freesat on channel numbers 11 and 147.
This could be the first real arts challenge to the BBC since ITV closed down the South Bank Show.
Sky has announced four new programme commissions, among them:
Charles Hazlewood: Beethoven and Me: marking the 250th anniversary of the birth of
Ludwig Van Beethoven, Charles Hazlewood explores the life of the great composer, taking a
personal and unique perspective on this troubled genius and a detailed look at his famous
5th symphony masterpiece.