Sky launches a new documentary channel for customers - here are some of the highlights and how to watch

Thursday, 28th May 2020, 9:45 am
Updated Thursday, 28th May 2020, 12:06 pm
Sky customers can watch the headlining film, Tiger Woods: Back, at 9pm, June 5, on Sky Documentaries and NOW TV. (Credit: Sky)

Sky has launched a brand new channel, Sky Documentaries, with a variety of feature-length content covering topics ranging from sport, to music and the environment.

The service offers documentaries on air and through online Sky Sports subscriptions and NOW TV.

Where can I watch the new channel and how much does it cost?

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The new channel launched on Wednesday (27 May), and is now available to Sky Q customers at no additional cost, and is found on Sky channel 114.

Additionally, all of the shows on Sky Documentaries will be made available for on demand viewing on Sky Q and Sky+HD boxes, as well as online through Sky Sports and NOW TV subscriptions.

What are some of the highlights of the new channel?

The channel will feature a variety of feature-length documentaries as well as docuseries covering a range of topics from sport, politics to music and more.

Here are some of the schedule highlights:

Tiger Woods: Back

New Tiger Woods documentary, Tiger Woods: Back, details the golfer’s famous Masters victory at Augusta in 2019 - considered by many as the greatest comeback in sports history - and features never seen before footage.

The film also chronicles the lead up to his comeback, which involved four potentially career-ending back surgeries.

Viewers are given intimate access and insight into the sport star’s personal battle with both his body and mind, as well with the sport itself.

Sky customers can watch the film at 9pm, Friday June 5, on Sky Documentaries and NOW TV.

Other sporting documentaries found on the service include Women of Troy, Busby, Kevin Pietersen: Story of a Genius, Ferrari Race to Immortality, Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes and The Armstrong Lie.

McMillions

Some of the confirmed films to be featured on the channel includes McMillions, which details the McDonald's Monopoly scandal that saw scammers steal $24 million from the fast food chain.

McMillions airs on Wednesday, May 27 2020.

Hillary

Sky customers can also watch the new four-part series, Hillary, which explores the career and presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton.

Hillary airs on June 5 2020.

Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men

Another upcoming film is the 2019 documentary Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men which chronicles the career of the popular hip-hop band.

Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men airs on June 24.

Hawking

An example of Sky’s own original documentaries featured on the new channel, is Hawking, a 90-minute film that details the life of the iconic physicist Professor Stephen Hawking.

The film includes footage from his private family archive, as well as interviews with members of his family, alongside friends and colleagues.