Sky & Channel 5 Align for New British Box Sets


Sky and Viacom-owned Channel 5 have entered into a new content partnership to bring a range of entertainment and factual box sets to Sky Box Sets and the NOW TV Entertainment Pass.

Included in the box sets are British Royal documentaries such as Meghan and Harry: In Their Own Words and Inside Kensington Palace, and popular Channel 5 documentaries 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 as such BBC Studios titles as McMafia, Only Fools and Horses and Absolutely Fabulous. U.S. box sets from HBO such as The Sopranos and True Detective and Showtime’s Ray Donovan and The Affair will also be available through Sky’s exclusive content partnerships.

Sky Q customers can enjoy Sky Box Sets together with Netflix through Sky’s Ultimate on Demand pack.

Stephen van Rooyen, CEO of Sky UK and Ireland, said: “This partnership is another brilliant example of how collaboration between U.K. 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.”

Ben Frow, director of programs for Viacom International Media Networks UK, added: “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 programs on-demand, and also boosts the breadth of Viacom content available to Sky and Now TV customers.”