ITV is to launch a pay-TV channel on Sky showcasing the “best of British drama”.
ITV Encore, will be a home to some of the broadcaster’s recent successful dramas, such as Vera and Lucan.
From next year ITV will also populate the channel with original commissions.
ITV Encore will be made available on Sky for an undisclosed “period of exclusivity”.
ITV Encore will launch this summer and will be available to existing Sky customers at no extra cost.
ITV Encore will be available as part of Sky’s 35-strong entertainment channel package – which includes Sky1 and Sky Atlantic – which costs £21.50 a month.
ITV has also announced the launch of ITV catch-up and archive VOD and simulcast of ITV channels on Sky Go.
ITV has also announced a renewal of the carriage deal for ITV2, 3 and 4 HD and ITV catch up and archive VOD on the Sky+ HD platform.