If lockdown has you itching to see David Attenborough again on our screens as soon as once more, you’re in luck!
Sky is launching a brand new channel to showcase the naturist’s current again catalogue in addition to new unique content material for nature lovers to get pleasure from.
Sky Nature will host various documentaries that includes the likes of Hugh Bonneville and Steve Backshall.
Right here’s everything you need to know about the new channel…
What’s Sky Nature?
Sky Nature is a brand new channel devoted to pure historical past programming. It follows the launches of Sky Comedy and Sky Crime – and can be a part of Sky Documentaries and Sky HISTORY as the broadcaster’s latest channel providing.
Obtainable each as a stay channel and on demand, Sky Nature will supply Sky’s current David Attenborough catalogue, content material from 4K pure historical past specialists Love Nature in addition to brand new unique sequence.
When does Sky Nature launch in the UK?
The channel will launch on Wednesday 27th Could alongside Sky Documentaries and Sky Historical past.
Sky Nature shall be changing the Historical past Channel slot on the EPG guides, and might be discovered on channel 130 for Sky UK prospects.
Historical past followers don’t need to panic nevertheless – the Historical past Channel shall be rebranded as Sky HISTORY and can transfer to channel 123.
What new exhibits are coming to Sky Nature?
Sky Nature guarantees us a number of sequence which is able to discover the magnificence and marvel of the pure world – a few of the highlights embody:
Shark with Steve Backshall
Three-part sequence Shark with Steve Backshall seeks out to “dispel the fantasy of sharks as cold-blooded killers”.
Introduced by naturalist and shark professional Steve Backshall, these hour-long documentaries explores the shark species, taking viewers from tropical coasts and the open ocean to deep depths of the world’s seas.
Wild Animal Infants
As if nature documentaries weren’t cute sufficient already, Wild Animal Infants with Patrick Aryee will focus solely on toddler animals when it premieres on Sunday 31st Could. From the outback of Australia to the Costa Rican coast, the sequence won’t solely present loads of cute infants, however will spotlight the devotion and the sacrifices of the mother and father too.
Obtainable from 31st Could.
Gangs of Lemur Island
From Canadian channel Love Nature, Gangs of Lemur Island will present the trials and tribulations of two rival gangs of ring-tailed lemurs on Madagascar’s Berenty Reserve. Gang queens Crystal and Kati have two very totally different management types – how will their topics cope?
Africa’s Underwater Wonders
One other present ensuing from Sky’s partnership with Love Nature, Africa’s Underwater Wonders dives into unexplored depths to discover the treasure trove of fauna, flora and important ecosystems which might be simply as spectacular as these on land.
Mysteries of the Mekong
Whereas The Grand Tour gave a quick perception into Southeast Asia’s largest river, Mysteries of the Mekong will give a way more critical tackle the biodiversity hub. Dwelling to greater than 20,000 plant species, 430 mammals and 1,200 hen species, this distant area of Asia is the dream setting for a nature documentary.
Wonderful Animal Buddies
This cute sequence showcases the friendships that spring up between the unlikeliest of animals, from a duck and her golden retriever guardian all the manner up to an elephant attempting to slot in with a buffalo herd.
Wild Tales from the Farm
A nature documentary filmed proper right here in the UK, this sequence exhibits that our acquainted farmyard buddies might be simply as unpredictable as their wild animal counterparts, with the added bonus of Hugh Bonneville himself as narrator.
Malawi Wildlife Rescue
Little-known African nation Malawi is at the centre of the poaching warfare, that means Lilongwe Wildlife Centre have their work reduce out for them. The one rescue centre in the total nation, this present will present how no two days are the identical for centre employees as they take care of everything from snared zebras to injured rhinos.
Into the Wild: Asia
That includes the Asian nation’s iconic animals in addition to a few of their less-known inhabitants, Into the Wild: India showcases all creatures nice and small from the jungles of southern India to the peaks of the Himalayas.
Pridelands: Wilderness Reborn
We Purchased A Zoo to the excessive, this household sequence sees the Hutchinsons transfer from the consolation of Sydney to rewild a South African personal looking ranch referred to as Pridelands. Decided to deliver again the Large 5, these two nature lovers tackle the mammoth job of restoring the habitat and inspiring the wildlife to transfer again.
What else shall be on Sky Nature?
It wouldn’t be a nature channel with out David Attenborough – and Sky guarantees that his pre-existing Sky exhibits will function on the channel, which incorporates the like of David Attenborough’s Galapagos and David Attenborough’s Flying Monsters.
Sky has additionally partnered up with Love Nature – the largest producer of 4K pure historical past content material in the world – that means Sky prospects can have entry to tons of of hours of Extremely HD nature TV on demand.
How do I get Sky Nature?
If you’re already a Sky buyer, you’ll have entry to the new channel at no further price, each stay and on demand. So simply sit again, loosen up and await the pure historical past enjoyable. If not you can discover out extra about getting Sky right here.
And all the content material from the channel may even be obtainable via a NOW TV leisure move, which is at present obtainable for £7.99 a month – or a seven-day free trial if you need to give it a go earlier than committing.
It is possible for you to to discover full Sky Nature listings and extra on our TV Information.