All posts tagged 'Sky'

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.

Sky To Broadcast Grenfell Charity Football Match

Sky has announced plans to broadcast the Queens Park Rangers’ #Game4Grenfell charity football match, which is raising funds for those affected by the horrific fire. The satcaster will air the game on both Sky1 and freeview channel Pick as part of an afternoon of special programming.

Sky On-Demand Adds ABC’s ‘Blood & Oil’ As Box Set

Sky is adding another box set to their on-demand service. The satcaster has acquired Blood & Oil, the ten episode soapy drama that was produced for ABC during the 2015-2016 broadcast season, and has now made it available via Sky Box Sets, TVWise has learned. The show has been available since March 1st.