All posts tagged 'Sky'

Sky Extends HBO Output Deal With WarnerMedia, Will Co-Produce HBO Max Originals

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.

Sky Eyes Dedicated Comedy Channel, Acquires ‘A.P. Bio’ & ‘Sunnyside’

Sky is adding to their portfolio of channels. The satcaster has announced plans to launch a dedicated comedy channel, Sky Comedy, in February 2020. Additionally, they have secured the UK rights to NBC comedy series' A.P. Bio and Sunnyside, both of which will air on Sky Comedy.

Sky & HBO Re-Team For Limited Series ‘The Third Day’, Jude Law To Star

After teaming together on both Chernobyl and the upcoming Catherine The Great, Sky and HBO are re-teaming to co-produce another six episode limited series, The Third Day. The Young Pope and Fantastic Beasts star Jude Law is attached the star. Production begins next month ahead of a 2020 premiere on Sky Atlantic and HBO.

Sky Launches European Production Hub Sky Studios, Plans To Double Spend On Originals

Fresh off of the success of their co-production Chernobyl, Sky has announced plans to launch Sky Studios - a European wide development and production hub. Alongside the new production capability, the satcaster, with the backing of new owners Comcast, will double their spend on original productions over the next five years.

Cameron Roach Named Sky’s Drama Director, Commissions New Dramas ‘Intergalactic’ & ‘Little Birds’

After serving as Acting Head of Drama since the exit of Anne Mensah, Cameron Roach has been promoted to fill the position on a permanent basis. His official title is Director of Drama and Sky Studios. He will report to Gary Davey, Managing Director of Sky Content. Roach has already commissioned his first two scripted projects as Director of Drama: sci-fi series Intergalactic for Sky One and period drama Little Birds for Sky Atlantic.

21st Century Fox’s £11 Billion Bid For Sky To Be Referred To CMA For Investigation

Bad news for Rupert Murdoch, who is facing another hurdle in his years long quest to take full ownership of Sky. Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has announced that she is "minded-to-refer" 21st Century Fox's £11 billion bid to take full ownership of the satcaster to the CMA (Competition and Markets Authority). The CMA is now poised launch a six month investigation into the potential take over. The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is minded to make make the referral on two grounds: "media plurality" and "genuine commitment to broadcasting standards". Fox's stock price fell slightly following the announcement.