Sky Nature
Logo used since 2020
Programming
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed.)
Ownership
OwnerSky Group (Comcast)
Sister channelsList of Sky UK channels
History
Launched27 May 2020; 3 years ago (2020-05-27)[1]
ReplacedFox
Links
Websitewww.sky.com/watch/channel/sky-nature
Availability
Streaming media
Sky GoWatch live (UK and Ireland only)
NowWatch live (UK and Ireland only)
Virgin TV Anywhere (UK)Watch live (UK 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]

When Love Nature was removed from Virgin Media in December 2020, most of its former content moved to Sky Nature.

Sky Nature launched an Irish feed on 8 April 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 1 July 2021 Fox closed and Sky Nature moved into its place on channel 124 on BBC FOX

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 1 July 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.