Sky to launch two new factual channels

Tiger woods: the comeback on sky documentary

Sky continues its genre-driven entertainment channel revamp with two new channels launching this spring.

After Sky Crime and Sky Comedy comes Sky Documentaries and Sky Nature, available live and on-demand as part of Sky's basic entertainment service and via Now TV's Entertainment Monthly Pass.

Sky Documentaries will be the home of  real life stories from award-winning film makers, including HBO and Showtime documentaries and new Sky original documentaries.

New Sky originals will include Bitter Pill: Primodos and Tiger Woods: The Comeback (pictured above); 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 air, along with an extensive on demand library of documentaries including What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali and Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind.

Sky Nature will be home to natural history programming, dedicated to exploring the beauty and wonder of the natural world. The channel will feature landmark Sky original series, including Sky’s existing David Attenborough collection, and will become the home of the Love Nature channel's 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.

Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content at Sky, said:
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. That’s why we’re launching two new content brands, Sky Documentaries and Sky Nature. 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.