Sky and Channel 5 to bring customers hundreds of hours of new British box-sets

Titles include Megan and Harry: In their Own Words and GPs Behind Closed Doors



Sky and Viacom-owned Channel 5 have today announced a new content partnership to bring a range of entertainment and factual box-sets to Sky Box Sets and the NOW TV Entertainment Pass. Customers will be able to binge on 300 hours of their favourite Channel 5 shows.

The box-sets include British Royal documentaries such as Meghan and Harry: In their Own Words and Inside Kensington Palace, as well popular Channel 5 documentaries GPs Behind Closed Door and Paddington Station 24/7. This additional content joins Viacom’s already large catalogue of UK originations available to Sky and Now TV customers, including MTV’s Geordie Shore and Comedy Central’s Drunk History UK and Your Face or Mine.

The titles are available for Sky customers right now and will be available on NOW TV in the coming weeks. They will sit alongside Sky’s extensive library of original productions including Emmy award-winning Chernobyl, Catherine the Great and hit comedy Brassic. Earlier this year, Sky committed to more than double its investment in original drama and comedy over the next five years through Sky Studios.

The home of British content

Alongside the newly available box-sets, Sky customers can also enjoy a comprehensive range of British box-sets from Channel 4 including Derry Girls, End of the F***king World and The Inbetweeners, as well some of the best content from BBC Studios such as McMafia, Only Fools and Horses and Absolutely Fabulous.

It’s not only British content which Sky customers have grown to love, they also get to enjoy their favourite US box-sets from HBO such as The Sopranos and True Detective and Showtime’s Ray Donovan and The Affair through Sky’s exclusive content partnerships.

Sky Q customers can also enjoy Sky Box Sets together with Netflix through Sky’s Ultimate on Demand pack.

Stephen van Rooyen, Chief Executive Officer, Sky UK and Ireland, said “This partnership is another brilliant example of how collaboration between UK broadcasters means our customers get even more great, British content alongside award-winning shows from across the Atlantic, further establishing Sky and NOW TV’s reputation as the home of the best content, all in one place.”

Ben Frow, Director of Programmes, Viacom International Media Networks UK, adds “At Channel 5 we invest heavily in first-rate British content and this distribution partnership adds to the ways that viewers can access a range of our best programmes on-demand, and also boosts the breadth of Viacom content available to Sky and Now TV customers.”

Source SKY

December 7, 2019 6:07am ET by SKY  

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