Sky adds Channel 5 box-sets and dplay



Sky has added additional on-demand content from two broadcasters.

A deal announced today between Sky and ViacomCBS-owned Channel 5 means a range of entertainment and factual box-sets from Channel 5 will be available on Sky Box Sets and the Now TV Entertainment Pass. 300 hours of Channel 5 shows are included.

The box-sets include British Royal documentaries such as Meghan and Harry: In their Own Words and Inside Kensington Palace, as well popular Channel 5 documentaries GPs Behind Closed Doors and Paddington Station 24/7

This is in addition to existing ViacomCBS content from channels including MTV and Comedy Central.




Meanwhile, Discovery's on-demand service dplay has arrived on Sky catch-up. The service, which replaced QuestOD in October, contains catch-up from Quest HD, Quest Red, DMAX, Food Network, Really and Home/HGTV.


Speaking of the new content partnership with Channel 5, Sky's Stephen van Rooyen said:
This partnership is another brilliant example of how collaboration between UK broadcasters means our customers get even more great, British content alongside award-winning shows from across the Atlantic, further establishing Sky and Now TV’s reputation as the home of the best content, all in one place.

Ben Frow, Director of Programmes, Viacom  International Media Networks UK, added:
At Channel 5 we invest heavily in first-rate British content and this distribution partnership adds to the ways that viewers can access a range of our best programmes on-demand, and also boosts the breadth of Viacom content available to Sky and Now TV customers.



Meanwhile, Discovery hasn't yet commented on the addition of dplay on Sky: it's part of a planned roll-out of the service across TV platforms following its launch back in October, when the former Quest OD service was replaced following the addition of former UKTV channels Really and Home.