Sky has announced their most exciting acquisitions for a long time. Next month The Late Late Show with James Corden will make its long-awaited UK TV debut.
The full announcement reads: From the 19th July, all Sky TV and NOW TV entertainment pass
customers can enjoy full episodes of the destination weeknight chat show with host James Corden on demand, one day after its broadcast in the U.S.
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.
Since the show’s U.S. launch in March 2015, “The Late Late Show with James Corden” has quickly become known for generating buzzworthy viral videos. The show’s official YouTube channel has surpassed 1 billion total views, has 138 clips with more than one million views each and 6 million subscribers.
Gary Davey, Managing Director, Sky Content, commented: “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, commented: “In just over a year, James has made a very big mark on U.S. 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 U.K. audiences will get to experience all the energy and excitement of the series with our terrific partners at Sky.”
The series launches with Carpool Karaoke special on Tuesday 19th July on Sky 1