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Sky will roll its Arts channels into one in June, meaning Sky Arts 2 will close.

The new channel – called simply Sky Arts – will move to channel 121 on the Sky EPG on June 9th, and will have its own dedicated section in the Sky On Demand menu.

This will also see the start of a sex-themed season to celebrate the launch of the new channel.

A comedy season will arrive in the autumn, with shows starring Kim Cattrall, Johnny Vegas, Frank Skinner, Kevin Eldon and Vic Reeves.

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Before then, Sky Arts will bring us sets from the Latitude festival from Noel Gallagher, Portishead and Alt J. Expect plenty of music documentaries too.

Sky Arts will also receive a 10 per cent increase in its budget.

"At Sky, we believe the arts are for everyone," said Phil Edgar-Jones, director of Sky Arts.

"We know that a lot of our content appeals to genre enthusiasts and the feedback from our customers tells us that they want to find the stuff they love in one place.

"With that in mind, we have looked at our offering to make sure customers can more easily find the content they are passionate about."

Edgar-Jones added: "With our new on-demand service alongside what we think is the strongest line-up of programmes yet, we think the new-look Sky Arts will genuinely offer something for everyone."

Sky's "new on-demand" offering meant shutting its 3D channel and moving all its programmes to on-demand.

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