As expected, the channel will offer almost all of Sky1′s programming on a one hour delay. The only exception is Fox’s long running animated series The Simpsons. BSkyB are prohibited from offering The Simpsons on the time-shifted channel per the current terms of their licensing agreement with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. When an episode of The Simpsons would air on the channel a message will instead appear on-screen stating “normal service continues on Sky1 and Sky1+1 will be back soon”. The launch of a time-shifted version of Sky1 had been expected for some time and follows on from the recent launch of the time-shifted service for Sky Atlantic (Sky Atlantic+1).