Sky’s streaming service NOW has confirmed it is adding two extra channels, after the content of customer notification emails was shared last week.
From Tuesday 28th June, NOW adds crime mystery drama channel Alibi and US streaming news service NBC News NOW. These will be automatically available on the NOW Entertainment Membership plan.
In a statement, NOW says “this is further growth on the back of an increased content slate with the launch of Peacock and new channels Sky Comedy, Sky Nature and Sky Documentaries also added to the Entertainment Membership.”
It also adds that the channels will be available “at no extra cost”.
However, as confirmed last week, the new additions come at a price. National Geographic Channel will cease to be available on NOW at the same time as the new channel launches.
The removal of National Geographic was mentioned in emails sent to customers of both NOW and BT TV. BT TV – who resell NOW memberships, also confirmed to customers that NBC News Now and Alibi were coming. NOW’s announcement has remained silent on the removal of the Disney-owned channel, but confirms the other changes.
About Alibi and NBC News Now
Alibi, from UKTV, showcases mystery dramas including Annika, Clarice, Ragdoll and Limetown. Alibi’s content will be available both as a live channel and on-demand.
NBC News Now offers live news from the USA from midday UK time through to the early morning on weekdays. At other times, the channel showcases a range of pre-recorded news and current affairs programmes from NBC.
Skipping around the issue of National Geographic leaving, Marina Storti, managing director at NOW, said
“We are excited to bring even more value to our Members with two brilliant channel additions coming to our content line up, at no additional cost. NOW members love a good whodunnit, so we’re thrilled to be bolstering our slate of crime dramas with new channel Alibi, which will be available live and on demand for NOW Entertainment members from 28th June”.
NOW’s Entertainment Membership costs £9.99, with special half-price deals for new customers signing up.
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