The Late Late Show with James Corden is coming to the UK and Ireland for the first time, as part of a new agreement for the exclusive rights to the hit American series with US broadcaster CBS.
From July 19th all Sky and Now TV customers will be able to enjoy full episodes of the weeknight chat show one day after its broadcast in the US on Sky’s on-demand service which is available to all customers. It will not be available on the linear channel.
However, Sky1 will exclusively broadcast a one-off show, The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special on July 19th featuring Corden’s favourite moments from his first year and highlights from his Carpool Karaoke segments with Adele, Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey.
Sky Q customers will also be able to enjoy all the best clips from the show, past and present, including Carpool-Karaoke in the service’s Online Video section. The special wireless service allows customers to watch content on their tablets and other devices and enjoy special features such as live-pausing on one device and watching on another.
Since the show’s US launch in March 2015, it has quickly become known for generating viral videos, with Adele’s Carpool Karaoke garnering 113 million viewers and Justin Bieber’s 82 million views.
Gary Davey, Managing Director, Sky Content, said: “The Late Late Show has become a global cultural phenomenon and the UK and 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.”