Sky Documentaries

Sky Documentaries is a British pay television channel owned and operated by Sky, a division of Comcast, which launched on 27 May 2020.[3][4] Sky Documentaries broadcasts imported programming from US networks HBO and Showtime, alongside new original programming.[3][5] The channel can also be watched via a live stream and box sets on Sky's streaming service, Now.

Sky Documentaries
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The story behind the story
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed.)
OwnerSky Group (Comcast)
Sister channelsBlaze
Crime & Investigation
Sky Arts
Sky Atlantic
Sky Cinema
Sky Comedy
Sky Crime
Sky History
Sky History 2
Sky Nature
Sky News
Sky Showcase
Sky Sports
Sky Sports Box Office
Sky Sports F1
Sky Sports News
Sky Sports Racing
Sky Witness
Launched27 May 2020; 16 months ago (2020-05-27)[1]
Virgin MediaChannel 277 (HD)
Channel 278 (SD)
SkyChannel 121 (SD/HD)
Channel 819 (SD)
BT TV (via NOW)Channel 352
Channel 367 (HD)
Streaming media
Sky GoWatch live (UK and Ireland only)
NOWWatch live (UK and Ireland only)


Sky Documentaries currently broadcast a variety of documentary series, both on the live TV feed and on demand:[6][1][7]


The logo consists of the Sky logo coloured red followed by the word "documentaries" on a red background. The logo was originally black, but was later changed to red.

As of May 2020, the channel is sponsored by UK car manufacturer Jaguar.[16]

International versionEdit

On July 1, 2021, Sky Documentaries was launched in Italy, alongside Sky Nature, Sky Investigation (the local version of Sky Witness) and Sky Serie.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Launch of Sky Documentaries, Sky Nature and Sky HISTORY". Sky Group Newsroom. 16 April 2020. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Sky_Factual_Channels_Press_Pack_08.1.pdf" (PDF). Sky Group. Retrieved 10 June 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Sky to launch Sky Documentaries and Sky Nature". Sky Group Newsroom. 27 January 2020. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Sky to launch Sky Documentaries and Sky Nature". Broadband TV News. 27 January 2020. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Sky nears Disney deal, reveals plans for documentary and nature channels". TBI Vision. 27 January 2020. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  6. ^ Ramachandran, Naman (27 January 2020). "Sky Bows Documentary, Nature Channels As Disney Plus Carriage Deal Looms". Variety. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Sky announces a raft of new original shows for Sky Documentaries and Sky Nature". Sky Group Newsroom. 21 May 2020. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  8. ^ "Agnelli". Sky.
  9. ^ "Agnelli". Radio Times.
  10. ^ " - Your favorite newspapers and magazines".
  11. ^ "Watch Agnelli Online - Stream Full Episodes". @NOWTV.
  12. ^ "The Go-Go's (documentary film) by Alison Ellwood on Sky Arts 20 March 2021 at 9pm".
  13. ^ "Sky News announces release of eye-opening documentary The Plastic Nile". Sky Group Newsroom. 7 May 2020. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  14. ^ "Bruno v Tyson documentary: Mike Tyson admits he was nearly knocked out by Frank Bruno". Sky Sports.
  15. ^ "Bruno v Tyson | Sky Documentaries |".
  16. ^ McGonagle, Emmet (27 May 2020). "Jaguar named sponsor of new channel Sky Documentaries". Campaign Live. Retrieved 27 May 2020.