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
Sky Documentaries.svg
The story behind the story
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed.)
Timeshift serviceSky Documentaries +1 (launching soon)
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 Replay
Sky Showcase
Sky Sports
Sky Sports Box Office
Sky Sports F1
Sky Sports News
Sky Sports Racing
Sky Witness
Launched27 May 2020; 15 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)

The channel was supposed to launch on 7 April 2020.[5] However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the launch was delayed[6] until 27 May 2020.[1]

Sky Documentaries broadcasts imported programming from US networks HBO and Showtime, alongside new original programming.[3][7] The channel can also be watched via a live stream and box sets on Sky's streaming service, Now.


Sky Documentaries currently broadcast a variety of documentary series, both on the live TV feed and on demand:[8][1][9]


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.[18]

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 c "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 Documentaries launch date and channel number announced". rxtvlog. 12 February 2020. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Sky factual revamp date confirmed". rxtvlog. 24 February 2020. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Sky nears Disney deal, reveals plans for documentary and nature channels". TBI Vision. 27 January 2020. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  8. ^ Ramachandran, Naman (27 January 2020). "Sky Bows Documentary, Nature Channels As Disney Plus Carriage Deal Looms". Variety. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  9. ^ "Sky announces a raft of new original shows for Sky Documentaries and Sky Nature". Sky Group Newsroom. 21 May 2020. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  10. ^ "Agnelli". Sky.
  11. ^ "Agnelli". Radio Times.
  12. ^ " - Your favorite newspapers and magazines".
  13. ^ "Watch Agnelli Online - Stream Full Episodes". @NOWTV.
  14. ^ "The Go-Go's (documentary film) by Alison Ellwood on Sky Arts 20 March 2021 at 9pm".
  15. ^ "Sky News announces release of eye-opening documentary The Plastic Nile". Sky Group Newsroom. 7 May 2020. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  16. ^ "Bruno v Tyson documentary: Mike Tyson admits he was nearly knocked out by Frank Bruno". Sky Sports.
  17. ^ "Bruno v Tyson | Sky Documentaries |".
  18. ^ McGonagle, Emmet (27 May 2020). "Jaguar named sponsor of new channel Sky Documentaries". Campaign Live. Retrieved 27 May 2020.