Sky Nature
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Programming
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed.)
Ownership
OwnerSky Group (Comcast)
History
Launched27 May 2020; 23 months ago (2020-05-27)[1]
Links
Websitewww.sky.com/watch/channel/sky-nature
Availability
Streaming media
Sky GoWatch live (UK and Ireland only)
Now TVWatch live (UK and Ireland only)

Sky Nature is a British pay television channel owned and operated by Sky, a division of Comcast, which launched on 27 May 2020.[2][3] Sky Nature broadcasts original Sky content, content from Canadian channel Love Nature,[4] and Sky's collection of David Attenborough programming.[2][5]

History

The launch of the channel was used to help bring High dynamic range (HDR) content to Sky Q.[6]

Sky Nature launched an Irish feed on April 8, 2021.[7][8] The channel is registered with the broadcasting regulator in Luxembourg[9] however, the Luxembourg regulator will make use of the classification system set by Ireland's BAI Code of Program Standards. The channel is currently only available in standard definition.

On July 1, 2021, Fox closed and Sky Nature moved into its place on channel 124 on Sky.

Programming

Sky Nature currently broadcast a variety of nature series, both on the live TV feed and on demand:[10]

Branding

The logo consists of the Sky logo coloured green followed by the word "nature" on a green background. The logo originally consisted of a bunch of leaves forming the background where the "nature" text is. It was later changed green.

International version

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

See also

References

  1. ^ "Launch of Sky Documentaries, Sky Nature and Sky HISTORY". Sky Group Newsroom. 16 April 2020. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Sky to launch Sky Documentaries and Sky Nature". Sky Group Newsroom. 27 January 2020. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Sky to launch Sky Documentaries and Sky Nature". Broadband TV News. 27 January 2020. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Love Nature, a worldwide leader of Ultra HD natural history content, comes to Sky on demand later this year". Sky Group Newsroom. 21 August 2019. 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. ^ "Sky soft-launches HDR with arrival of Sky Nature". rxtvlog. 27 May 2020. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  7. ^ "Changes to the Sky TV guide - April 2021". April 2021.
  8. ^ "Sky Arts".
  9. ^ https://www.alia.lu/assets/upload/files/2021-03-17Liste-des-services-de-television-maj-mars-2021_site-ALIA.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  10. ^ Ramachandran, Naman (27 January 2020). "Sky Bows Documentary, Nature Channels As Disney Plus Carriage Deal Looms". Variety. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  11. ^ "Sky announces a raft of new original shows for Sky Documentaries and Sky Nature". Sky Group Newsroom. 21 May 2020. Retrieved 21 May 2020.