By Patrick Munn | July 29, 2021 - 11:47 am | No Comments
Say goodbye to Sky One. Sky has announced that, the better part of four decades after the channel launched, they are closing Sky One as their flagship channel and in its place they will launch Sky Showcase. Additionally, Sky will also be launching a new channel, Sky Max. These changes will all take effect on September 1st.
By Patrick Munn | July 8, 2020 - 2:51 pm | No Comments
Sky has secured the UK rights to ABC's drama series For Life after striking a wide-ranging deal with international distributor Sony Pictures Television. The series will air on Sky Witness. No word just yet on a premiere date. This wide-ranging deal with Sony Pictures Television also includes extensions to Sky existing licensing agreements for S.W.A.T., The Blacklist and The Good Doctor. S.W.A.T. and The Blacklist air on Sky One, while The Good Doctor airs on Sky Witness.
By Patrick Munn | February 13, 2020 - 8:57 am | No Comments
At their Up Next showcase event at the Tate Modern last night, Sky announced that they would be increasing the volume of originals by 25% in 2020. Additionally, the satcaster has announced plans to boost the amount of U.S. acquisitions they carry by 40%.
By Patrick Munn | January 23, 2020 - 2:36 pm | No Comments
Expectation has hired Sky Commissioning Editor Morwenna Gordon to serve as an executive producer in their comedy division. She will work alongside Creative Director of Comedy Nerys Evans. Morwenna Gordon will take up post in March.
By Patrick Munn | December 3, 2019 - 10:27 am | No Comments
Sky has announced plans to build a 32-acre state-of-the-art TV and film studio at Elstree. Sky Studios Elstree is being built with the backing on Sky's new owner Comcast and in partnership with sister-company NBCUniversal. It will be situated in the borough of Hertsmere. Legal & General are in the process of finalising a detailed design and expect to submit a formal planning application early next year.
By Patrick Munn | October 30, 2019 - 8:37 am | No Comments
HBO content is staying put on Sky. The satcaster has extended their output deal with WarnerMedia. The extension, which comes ahead of the 2020 expiration of the prior agreement, also includes a new co-production agreement that give Sky the opportunity to co-produce select HBO Max originals going forward. The five-year agreement covers all of Sky's European markets.