Sky is to launch two new factual channels as part of its Entertainment portfolio.
The launch of Sky Documentaries and Sky Nature follows the launch of Sky Crime in October and Sky Comedy, which makes its debut today (Monday).
The factual pair will both launch in the spring, both as linear and on demand channels. They’ll also be available on streaming service NOW TV as part of its Entertainment Pass.
“Premium documentaries and nature series are increasingly important to our customers, with them wanting to get to the shows they want as quickly as possible,” said Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content, Sky. “These new channels will offer our customers an unrivalled destination for brand new, world class documentaries and nature programming as well as an extensive on demand library of the world’s best factual programmes.”
New Sky originals on Sky Documentaries will include Bitter Pill: Primodos and Tiger Woods: The Comeback; alongside HBO exclusives McMillions from executive producer Mark Wahlberg and After Truth directed by Andrew Rossi. SHOWTIME exclusive The Kingmaker directed by Lauren Greenfield will also be available, along with an on demand library that includes What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali and Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind.
Sky Nature will feature landmark Sky original series, including Sky’s existing David Attenborough collection, and be the home of Love Nature programming on Sky. New Sky originals will include Extreme Animals: One Wild Day and Extreme Animals: Life’s First Steps, with two further premium originals currently in development. Love Nature originals will include Amazing Animal Friends, produced by Emmy & BAFTA award winning producers, Oxford Scientific Films and; Wild Tales from the Farm, filmed in the UK and narrated by Hugh Bonneville.