Sky and Channel 5 boost content partnership

Channel 5 and Sky are to bring hundreds of hours of new British box-sets to Sky subscribers.

“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.” – Stephen van Rooyen, Chief Executive Officer, Sky UK and Ireland

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 as channel staples such as GPs Behind Closed Door and Paddington Station 24/7. The titles are available for Sky customers right now and will be available on NOW TV in the coming weeks.

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.

Earlier this year, Sky committed to more than double its investment in original drama and comedy over the next five years through Sky Studios.

“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.” – Ben Frow, Director of Programmes, Viacom International Media Networks UK