The Entertainment Pass, which costs £8.99 a month, already boasts access to a host of popular channels from Sky, including the likes of Sky Atlantic, Sky One, FOX, Gold, MTV and more. The new channels include Sky Documentaries, Sky Nature, and Sky History with a truckload of factual shows. Sky Documentaries sells itself as the home of “world-class, real-life stories from award-winning filmmakers,” including US network HBO, ShowTime and Netflix rival Hulu.
At launch, Sky Documentaries will host 100 on-demand titles, which will be a mix of feature-length documentaries and series. Amongst these, a Hillary Clinton biopic entitled Hillary, which was picked up by Sky straight from the Sundance Film Festival. Also included are scam story McMillions, the Muhammad Ali tale Ali Vs Cavett, as well as music documentary Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men and The Plastic Nile, which looks at the impact of pollution on the world’s longest river.
Meanwhile, Sky Nature will play host to a number of Sky original series, like Wild Animal Babies, as well as the existing David Attenborough-hosted shows that have previously aired on other Sky channels. Sky Nature will also air a number of documentaries originally broadcast on Canadian channel Love Nature. This will include Gangs of Lemur Island, Africa’s Underwater Wonders, and Mysteries of the Mekong. Some of these will air in Ultra HD.
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