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Sky apologises to Mad Men fans after premiere is blocked

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By John Glenday, Reporter

April 12, 2013 | 2 min read

Sky has been left red-faced after its much hyped premiere of the season six opener of Mad Men was blocked on games consoles, mobiles and iPad, despite its availability being widely trailed beforehand.

Sky Go customers attempting to watch the show were left feeling mad for all the wrong reasons after being presented with a blank screen and abrupt message informing them that ‘rights restrictions’ precluded streaming.

BSkyB issued a prompt apology after fans took to Twitter to vent their frustrations at being barred from enjoying the long awaited screening.

In a statement the broadcaster said: "We'd really like to apologise to any customers who tried to watch the new episodes of Mad Men live through Sky Go," said a Sky spokesman. "In error, the service suggested that we were unable to show the episodes due to rights issues.

"This is not the case and the episodes are now available to watch on demand through Sky Go and through our catchup service on Sky+. And the rest of the season will be available to watch live on Sky Go."

Despite this setback Mad Men continues to prove an unabashed success for Sky with its Sky Atlantic channel racking up a 178 per cent uptick in its average viewing figures for the double bill.

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