On 27th May, Sky began a new push into factual programming with the launch of two new channels: Sky Nature and Sky Documentaries. Also on that date, the History channel was rebranded Sky History, as part of a strengthening of the partnership between A+E Networks UK and Sky.
Sky’s description of the channels:
Sky Documentaries: the home of world-class, real life stories from award-winning film makers, including HBO, Showtime and Hulu exclusives, and new Sky original documentaries.
Sky History: tells ground-breaking stories full of colourful characters through a mix of award-winning, talent-led UK commissions, premium innovative documentaries and global hit franchise programming.
Sky Nature: the home to breathtaking natural history programming, dedicated to exploring the beauty and wonder of the natural world and inspiring us all to do more to look after it.
Sky is proud to become the new home of factual with our channels Sky Documentaries, Sky Nature and Sky History.Zai Bennett, managing director of content, Sky
These services will offer our customers an unrivalled destination for brand new, world-class programming as well as an extensive on demand library of the world’s best factual shows. It’s important to bring our customers closer to the content they love in the quickest and easiest way possible.
On-air promotional material for Sky Documentaries, Sky Nature and Sky History:
PICTURED: Sky History ident. COPYRIGHT: Sky plc/A + E Networks.