Sky Vision, the international distribution division of the satcaster, has sealed a three-year volume deal for scripted and non-scripted content with Russian premium pay TV and SVOD platform Amedia TV.
The range of content covered by the first year of the deal will include scripted drama and miniseries, comedy series, documentaries and library scripted content. Key titles include: Curfew, the street racing drama fronted by Sean Bean that launches on Sky One last this month; the Lennie James fronted Save Me; and HBO co-production Catherine The Great.
“This deal sees Sky Vision delivering some of the best and most impactful dramas, comedies and factual programming from our growing catalogue to audiences across Russia”, said Leona Connell, Director of Sales at Sky Vision. “This strategic new relationship with Amedia TV is a fantastic way forward for our business in Russia and we’re pleased to be partnering with such a well-established and forward thinking company. This deal will help us reach new audiences with our range of quality and high-end shows.”
While Natalia Myshkina, Head of Acquisitions at Amedia TV, added: “The key strategy of Amedia TV is to become the holder of the most extensive catalogue of exclusive rights to premium content in Russia and CIS. We are very happy to continue developing our relationship with Sky Vision and excited about the new opportunity to offer our audience some of the most anticipated shows and promising projects from Sky’s catalogue. The content of this deal, as well as our previous collaboration, perfectly match our concept of giving audience the “Best Series of the Planet”. For example, in 2018, the Emmy-nominated drama “Patrick Melrose” starring Benedict Cumberbatch became one of the top five most watched TV shows on SVOD service Amediateka. We are sure that the same triumph awaits “Catherine the Great” and other premieres in the package”.