Sky Atlantic is a German-language pay-TV station specializing in the broadcasting of HBO productions and therefore has the slogan "The Home of HBO". The pay-TV station started its broadcast in HD on 23 May 2012 at 9 pm and was free of charge for three weeks for all Sky subscribers. For the regular reception, the "Sky Entertainment" package and optionally the HD channels must be subscribed. A SD versione was started on December 3, 2013. Since 5 November 2015, a one-hour timeshift of Sky Atlantic is also available in HD.