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​Sky Customers Will Be Getting Three New Channels From Tomorrow At No Extra Cost

​Sky Customers Will Be Getting Three New Channels From Tomorrow At No Extra Cost

From tomorrow, Sky customers will be getting three brand new channels - Sky Documentaries, Sky Nature and Sky History - which are being added to the service at no extra cost.

These will all be available to subscribers both live and on-demand via Sky, as well as through Now TV, and are all included in the cost of viewers' monthly product, as opposed to additional bundles like Sky Sports and Sky Cinema.

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Along with two new channels dedicated respectively to nature and history programmes, there will be a new home for feature-length documentaries and series, that promise to 'challenge, provoke and entertain'.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

The Sky Documentaries channel will house 100 on-demand titles, including HBO, Showtime and Hulu exclusives, plus new original Sky projects.

It will cover a wide range of topics from sport and politics through to real-life controversies, kicking off with McMillions (27 May), a mini-series about the decade-long McDonald's Monopoly scam.

Other highlights coming up include Muhammad Ali documentary Ali Vs Cavett (TX 29 May); Hillary (TX 11 June), which provides an intimate portrait of Hillary Clinton; music doc Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men (TX 24 June); and The Plastic Nile (TX 1 June), which looks at the 'devastating effect of plastic pollution on the world's longest river'.

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The Plastic Nile. Credit: Sky
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Meanwhile, Sky Nature will become the home to 'breath-taking natural history programming', all of which will explore the beauty and wonder of the natural world - while also inspiring us all to do more to look after it.

Sky said: "The channel will feature landmark Sky original series Wild Animal Babies (TX 31 May) which follows Patrick Aryee and an adorable cast of baby animal characters as they face their first days, weeks and months on planet earth.

"The channel will feature Sky's existing David Attenborough collection and will be the home of Love Nature 4K's programming in the UK, with shows including Gangs of Lemur Island (TX 27 May), Africa's Underwater Wonders (TX 27 May) and Mysteries of the Mekong (TX 28 May)."

Gangs of Lemur Island. Credit: Sky
Gangs of Lemur Island. Credit: Sky

Finally, Sky History will be telling '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'.

Explore the engineering mysteries behind some of the world's most famous ancient monuments in Ancient Superstructures (TX 1 June), before joining host William Shatner for UnXplained (TX 9 June) to find out more about stories that have mystified mankind for centuries.

Later in the programming there's also Secret Wars Uncovered (TX 19 June), which reveals the facts behind battles that were shrouded in corruption and misinformation, and Washington (TX 4 July), in which narrator Jeff Daniels takes you behind the legend of America's first president.

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Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Sky

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]