:"This article discusses the present Sky2 channel (formerly Sky Mix). For the defunct channel with a very similar name, see Sky 2.Infobox TV channel
name = Sky2
logosize = 200px
logofile = Sky 2 logo.png logoalt =
launch = 9 December, 2002
share = 0.4%
share as of = July 2008
share source = []
owner = BSkyB
picture format = 576i (SDTV 16:9, 4:3)
former names = Sky One Mix (until September 21 2004
Sky Mix (until October 31 2005)
Sky Two (until August 31 2008)
sister names = Sky1,
web = []
terr avail = Not Available
sat serv 1 = Sky Digital
sat chan 1 = Channel 107
cable serv 1 = UPC Ireland
cable chan 1 = Channel 115
adsl serv 1 = Tiscali TV
adsl chan 1 = Channel 34|

Sky2 is a British television channel, known when it first launched as "Sky One Mix" and subsequently simply "Sky Mix" it was then rebranded from Sky Two into Sky2. It was assigned its current name in 2008 when all sky entertainment channels rebranded.

Sky2 is essentially a "catch-up" service for Sky's main entertainment channel, broadcasting popular Sky1 shows a few days after their original airing. It has also been described as a "timeshuffle" channel, so called to distinguish it from other channels like E4 and Living which broadcast on a "timeshift" basis (i.e. where they have sister channels showing the same programming 1 hour or so later). The channel is found on Sky Digital channel 107, next to Sky1 and NTL Ireland channel 115. It is also broadcast on Tiscali TV in the UK.

Sky2 carries some programming from Sky Travel and Sky Vegas, but the majority of its output falls under the heading of "general entertainment", with "second chance" airings of shows like Lost, Stargate SG-1 and Futurama, although The Simpsons, a Sky1 staple, is notable by its absence. Richard Woolfe, Sky director of programming, has been quoted as saying that the channel will also broadcast spin-off programmes from Sky1 shows. In October, Sky2 will show new "Futurama" episodes before they are shown on Sky1 [] on a first look basis, a first for the channel. Its schedule focuses on SciFi as well as spin off's from Sky1's event programming.

On Thursday 1 March 2007, Virgin Media removed Sky's basic channels including Sky1, Sky2, Sky News, Sky Sports News, Sky Travel and Sky Travel Extra, from their Television Services after a dispute between Virgin Media and BSkyB caused by the expiry of their carriage agreement and their inability to reach a new deal [ cite web | url = | title = Sky One, Sky News pulled from Virgin | date = 2007-03-01 | publisher = Digital Spy] , but attempts are being made to try and reach an agreement. At Midnight, Sky Two was removed, and the name of the station in the electronic programming guide was changed to "OLD SKY TWO TRY LIVING".

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