Andrea Scrosati


Sky Italia names programming boss

Sky Italia has appointed former Warner Bros. exec Nicola Maccanico as its chief of programming. The hire follows the departure of Andrea Scrosati, who recently left the Italian broadcaster to join Fremantlemedia as COO out of London in November. Maccanico previously served as European affairs manager for Sky Italia before joining Warner Bros., where he […]

Fremantle nabs Sky Italia exec for COO

Fremantle has appointed Sky Italia’s Andrea Scrosati to the position of group chief operating officer. Scrosati, currently executive VP of programming at Sky Italia, will succeed Sangeeta Desai, who stepped down as COO and CEO of emerging markets earlier this year. She was in the role for five years. Scrosati joins in November and will […]

Mediawan buying France’s AB Groupe

Mediawan, the media investment consortium set up by producer Pierre-Antoine Capton, Iliad Telecom founder Xavier Niel and Lazard France chief Matthieu Pigasse, is buying French production, channels and distribution player AB Groupe for €270 million (US$288 million). The investment group, which said that the acquisition would be a “first step towards building a leading independent […]

Ex-Sky Italia exec to replace Fox Italy boss

Fox International Channels Italy has appointed a new managing director, with incumbent Fabrizio Salini (pictured) leaving “to pursue a new opportunity”. Former Sky Italia head of programming Kathryn Fink has been named as Salini’s replacement, and will take up the post on January 1, 2016 as her predecessor exits. Salini was VP, entertainment channels at […]

Drama, Italian style

Italy has emerged from the doldrums to become a leading European drama producer in recent years, largely down to investment from the pay TV sector. New developments look set to take things a step further, reports Jesse Whittock. The idea that Italy would give birth what is set to be one of the biggest international […]

Buyers Briefing: Andrea Scrosati, Sky Italia

Name: Andrea Scrosati Title: Executive VP,  programming, news and partner channels, Sky Italia. As the Italian business prepares to become part of Sky Europe, Sky Italia’s Andrea Scrosati talks to TBI about its programming strategy, increased investment in original drama and entertainment, and what’s coming up at the Italian pay TV platform.   How was MIPCOM […]

HBO cuts Sky Italia programming deal

Sky Italia has agreed an exclusive programming deal with HBO as it prepares its own version of the UK’s Sky Atlantic channel. This will see shows such as True Detective and Boardwalk Empire broadcasting on the Italian pay TV provider’s latest channel, Sky Atlantic HD. The deal mirrors the agreement BSkyB has with HBO in […]

European Sky platforms in first coproduction

BSkyB-owned UK channel Sky 1, Germany’s Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia are collaborating to develop a series for the first time. The 21st Century Fox-backed pay TV trio is working to adapt Italian comic Diabolik from sisters Angela and Luciana Giussani as a 10x60mins TV drama. The broadcasters are currently seeking a showrunner. Diabolik comics […]

A+E goes it alone with new European launch

A+E Networks has launched A+E Networks Italy, TBI has learned, marking the first time it has set up a wholly-owned channels business in Europe. The new set-up will launch the Crime + Investigation channel on Sky Italia and will take full control of History in early 2014, which to this point in Italy has been […]

Sky Italia channels boss leaves for Tata

Paolo Agostinelli, a senior channels executive at Sky Italia, is leaving the Italian pay TV operation to head up programming operations at Tata Sky. Sky Italia is owned by Twenty First Century Fox Indian DTH platform Tata Sky is a joint venture between Indiam conglomerate Tata Group and Star, which is also owned by Twenty […]