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Sky Ocean Rescue FTA pop-up channel

October 2, 2017

To support ocean health, Sky is launching a dedicated Ocean Rescue ‘pop-up’ channel, giving viewers an exclusive opportunity to watch live events and panels from the EU Our Ocean Conference in Malta on October 5th and 6th.

The Sky Ocean Rescue channel will air in the UK (channel 566), Germany (channel 384), and Italy (channel 505). It will also be available to view via the Sky News website ( and the Sky News You Tube channel. The ‘pop-up’ is a first for Sky, as the only specially commissioned channel to broadcast live, free-to-air content across Sky UK, Sky Germany and Sky Italy.

The channel, available from October 4th until October 9th, will broadcast a selection of Sky Ocean Rescue content including Sky News’ investigative reports, interviews and documentaries including A Plastic Tide and A Plastic Whale. Live coverage of the EU Our Ocean Conference, presented by Sky News presenter Gillian Joseph, will begin on October 5th.

The EU Our Ocean Conference, held in Malta, invites world leaders to invest in solutions and create ambitious political actions that mobilise change-makers from government, business and society to turn good ideas into reality.

Sky’s Group CEO, Jeremy Darroch, will attend the conferenceto deliver a speech discussing Sky’s commitment to tackling the issue of plastic pollution in our oceans and the progress of its Sky Ocean Rescue campaign.

Head of Sky News, John Ryley said: “Sky is committed to shining a spotlight on the issue of ocean health through Sky Ocean Rescue. For the first time ever Sky is launching a dedicated ‘pop up’ channel for Ocean Rescue, giving our viewers across Europe the chance to hear from the world’s leading scientists and environmental influencers live from the EU Our Ocean Conference in Malta.”

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