NOW TV subscribers will soon be able to watch live and on-demand content from three new Sky channels. The new channels will bring more than 100 new shows not previously available on NOW TV. The trio of new channels will be coming to the Entertainment Pass, which costs £8.99 a month, and already includes live and on-demand access from the likes of Sky Atlantic, Sky One, FOX, Gold, MTV and more.
The new channels coming to the NOW TV Entertainment Pass will be Sky Documentaries, Sky Nature, and Sky History. Just like on Sky Q and Sky+ HD boxes nationwide, the new channels will debut on May 27 2020. The new channels will host 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.
And finally, Sky History is essentially a rebrand of the A+E Network channel previously known as History, which is already available to Sky subscribers. However, as well as a new name and a shiny new logo, Sky is also bringing a number of its own exclusive shows to the table to combine with the back catalogue already available from the History channel.