Sky Documentaries

Sky releases trailer and premiere date for Janet Jackson documentary

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The four-part documentary will see the legendary pop icon Janet Jackson tell her life story in her own words, 40 years after the release of her very first album.

One of the best-selling and highest-earning artists in music history, Janet Jackson has endured a tumultuous private life under the glare of public scrutiny. Having enjoyed extraordinary success but also incredible tragedy, the documentary will see the singer lift the lid on her private life for the very first time, revealing some of the most intimate moments of the star ever recorded on camera.

Sky opens up on factual TV

In a wide-ranging discussion, hosted by True to Nature founder Wendy Darke, the duo talked about creating “content worth paying for”, with Reynolds commenting that the “fight for audiences has never been bigger”.

Dixon was delighted at the first 18 months of Sky Documentaries, particularly its Factual Channel win at the recent Broadcast Digital Awards.

Filming begins for Sky documentary Greenpeace Inside – Mission: Saving the Planet

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The five-part documentary for Sky Documentaries and NOW will take an in-depth look at one of the largest and best known environmental protection organisations, with unprecedented access to Greenpeace's full archive. 

Activists and campaigners worldwide will be followed for over a year as they embark on their mission to save the planet. 

Fifty years ago, the NGO launched its mission to stop the destruction of the planet, leading to some of the most iconic and moving environmental campaigns ever created. 

Sky Documentaries commissions European Super League documentary

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Produced by Fulwell 73 (Sunderland ‘Til I Die), the feature-length documentary will chart the rapid rise and fall of the European Super League (ESL), one of the most extraordinary sagas in recent footballing history.  

The film will offer an exclusive inside look at the events and decisions that saw 12 founding member teams from the English Premier League, Spain’s La Liga and Italy’s Serie A propose a new annual international competition, and the 72-hour period between the announcement and its swift collapse.

Nanette Burstein explores the other side of one of politics' biggest scandals in new documentary Hillary

“Bill came early one morning into the bedroom. He sat on the side of the bed and he said, I have to tell you something…” is how Hillary Clinton begins her excruciating personal recollection of one of the most scandalous episodes in American history, when her husband, the President, admitted to having an affair with a White House intern.

New shows announced for Sky Documentaries and Sky Nature

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The new channels will show a mix of premium, original commissions and acquired content.

Sky’s Managing Director of Content, Zai Bennett, commented: “These new commissions showcase Sky’s investment in world-class original content and the breadth and range of factual shows our customers will be able to find on Sky Documentaries and Sky Nature.”

Here are some new shows to look out for: