NOW TV Entertainment Pass: Sky Nature, Sky Documentaries and Sky HISTORY launch - how to watch and our pick of what’s on

As Sky Documentaries, Sky Nature and Sky HISTORY launch on the NOW TV Entertainment Pass, we reveal how to watch the new channels and the top TV shows to get stuck into.

By Sophia Moir Published: 20 May 2020 - 12.11pm
OffSpring Films / Propagate / A&E Networks

History buffs, nature lovers and documentary fans will be delighted with the three brand new channels that are launching on the NOW TV Entertainment Pass.

Sky Documentaries, Sky Nature and Sky HISTORY are all coming very soon, and they’ll offer an unmissable mix of premium, original commissions and acquired content for TV buffs to get stuck into. 

Here, we reveal how to watch the three new channels on NOW TV - and our picks of what to watch when they launch.

How to watch Sky Documentaries, Sky Nature and Sky HISTORY on NOW TV

Sky Documentaries, Sky Nature and Sky HISTORY will be available on NOW TV via the Entertainment Pass from Wednesday, May 27.

You can explore options about signing up for NOW TV via BT TV at the bottom of this page.

These channels will also be available to Sky customers for no extra charge. The channel numbers are: 114 - Sky Documentaries; 123 - Sky HISTORY and 130 - Sky Nature.

What to watch on Sky Documentaries, Sky Nature and Sky HISTORY

Sky Documentaries - what to watch

Sky Documentaries will be the home of world-class, real life stories from award-winning filmmakers, and new Sky original documentaries. With a mix of feature length documentaries and series, it will cover a wide range of topics from sport, to politics, to real-life controversies.

 

McMillions - Starts May 27

McMillions key art 2020 HBO
McMillions

Executive produced by Mark Wahlberg, this six-part documentary series chronicles the stranger-than-fiction story of an ex-cop turned security auditor called ‘Uncle Jerry’ who rigged the McDonald’s Monopoly game promotion for a decade, stealing millions of dollars and building a vast network of co-conspirators across the US. 

It features exclusive first-hand accounts and archival footage from the FBI agents who brought down the gaming scam, McDonald’s corporate executives and the culprits and prize-winners who profited from the complicated scheme.

 

The Plastic Nile - Starts June 1

The Plastic Nile Sky UK
The Plastic Nile

Documentary The Plastic Nile follows award-winning Sky News correspondent Alex Crawford as she investigates the dire effects of plastic pollution on the world’s longest river: the Nile. This eye-opening investigation leads the team from the river’s source of Lake Victoria to the mouth of the Nile in Egypt. 

As they look into the knock-on effect of single-use plastic for the wildlife and millions of people who rely on the river for their survival, the revelations are even more disturbing than originally imagined.

 

Hillary - Starts June 11

Hillary Propagate
Hillary

This four-part series provides a remarkably intimate portrait of a public woman - Hillary Clinton. It interweaves revealing moments from never-before-seen 2016 campaign footage with biographical chapters of her life. 

Featuring exclusive interviews with the Clinton family, Hillary, Bill and Chelsea, as well as friends and journalists, the series examines how she became both one of the most admired and vilified women in the world.

Sky Nature - what to watch

Sky Nature will be home to breath-taking natural history programming, dedicated to exploring the beauty and wonder of the natural world and inspiring us all to do more to look after it.

 

Wild Animal Babies - Starts 31 May

Wild Animal Babies OffSpring Films
Wild Animal Babies

A Sky original series following Patrick Aryee and an adorable cast of baby animal characters as they face their ultimate test; their first days, weeks and months on planet earth. From the outback of Australia to the Costa Rican coast, we watch as our tiny heroes overcome each new challenge. 

As the youngsters learn the life skills they need to survive, we witness the extraordinary devotion of animal parents, the sacrifices they make and their determination to protect the next generation.

 

Gangs of Lemur Island  - Starts 27 May

Gangs of Lemur Island 2020 Love Nature
Gangs Of Lemur Island

In Madagascar’s remote Berenty Reserve, battle lines are drawn as two ring-tailed lemur gangs face the mounting challenges of the dry season. Crystal is a good mother to son Tommy but as the fierce leader of the Ruins Gang, her reign of fear makes life hard for some of her subjects. 

The oldest mother under her command, deposed queen Erica, has her work cut out as a low status female: she has to keep her infant Kit alive and stay out of trouble. Rival gang queen Kati, leader of the ramshackle Museum Gang, has found a good food supply for her crew, but her battle-shy leadership style might put them all in danger...

 

Mysteries of the Mekong - Starts 28 May

Mysteries of the Mekong 2020 Love Nature
Mysteries of the Mekong

The Mekong basin is one of the richest areas of biodiversity in the world, yet one of the most undiscovered. 20,000 plant species, 430 mammals, 1,200 birds, 800 reptiles and amphibians, and an estimated 850 freshwater fish species, are found in this very remote Asian region. A  not-to-be missed wildlife series that will truly be a feast for the eyes.

Sky HISTORY - what to watch

A co-venture with A&E Networks, Sky HISTORY will tell ground-breaking stories through a mix of award-winning UK commissions, premium documentaries and global hit franchises. Bursting with extraordinary stories, Sky HISTORY will entertain you in unexpected and exciting ways.

 

The UnXplained - Starts June 9

The Unexplained A&E Networks
The Unxplained With William Shatner

From the producers of Ancient Aliens and The Curse of Oak Island comes the second venture into The UnXplained, a series that explores subjects that have mystified mankind for centuries. 

Hosted and executive produced by actor William Shatner, each episode features compelling contributions from scientists, historians, witnesses and experiencers, each seeking to shed light on how the seemingly impossible can happen. 

 

The Curse of Oak Island: Specials - Starts May 27

The Curse of Oak Island A&E Networks
The Curse Of Oak Island Specials

These brand new standalone special episodes give new and existing viewers a crash course into some of the biggest mysteries of Oak Island, with each episode containing in depth and thought provoking discussions surrounding The Curse of Oak Island. 

Oak Island has intrigued treasure hunters for hundreds of years. Two brothers have bought the rights to much of the island so that they can attempt to crack the mystery of the curse and find the treasure.

 

Washington - Starts July 4

Washington A&E Networks

This three-part documentary will chip away at the bronzed and marbled image of America’s first President and bring to life the man whose name is known to all, but whose epic story is understood by few. 

It’s narrated by actor Jeff Daniels and executive produced by world-renowned presidential historian and bestselling author Doris Kearns Goodwin.