Broadcaster is first on-demand partner of the British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust
Sky has made almost 100 episodes of British Sign Language content available on its BSL Zone, as the broadcaster becomes the first on-demand partner of the British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust (BSLBT).
From today, Sky subscribers will be able to watch content on Sky in British Sign Language on the BSL Zone on Sky Q and Sky+. It is not currently available on Sky Go or Now TV.
Ranging across comedy, drama and factual genres, the content is made by, and for, for the deaf community.
Series currently featured on the BSL Zone include comedy sketch show Deaf Funny, northern culinary documentary Punk Chef on the Road and flatmate sitcom Small World, with further new releases on the way. The content will be available at no extra cost in the Sky Entertainment package.
Deaf production charity the BSLBT was set up in 2008 as a mechanism of Ofcom to regulate broadcasters to provide access provision and an alternative way to meet their regulatory requirements.