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Sky hires non-scripted trio

UK-based satcaster Sky has hired a trio of commissioners to work across its non-scripted programming arm. Shirley Jones is one hire at the non-scripted division run by Celia Taylor (pictured), with Bill Hobbins joining from All3Media-owned Lion Television and Oxford Film & Television’s head of special projects James Quinn. Sky has been hunting new execs […]

Sky Living buys Stalker from Warner Bros.

Sky Living has continued a busy round of commissions and acquisitions with the pick-up of upcoming US drama Stalker. The series will be part of broadcast net CBS’ fall schedule. The Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries) show follows a pair of detectives – Maggie Q (Nikita) and Dylan McDermott (Hostages) – investigating stalking incidents. The show […]

2013 LA Screenings Buyer Profile: Sarah Wright, controller of acquisitions, BSkyB

UK pay TV operator BSky is the largest UK-based buyer of US studio programming and picked up a raft of titles at last year’s LA Screenings for its Sky1 HD, Sky Living HD and Sky Atlantic channels. Sarah Wright is controller of acquisitions and as well as working across the channels is also buying studio […]

Sky on the hunt for new Sky 1 director

British pay TV broadcaster Sky is on the hunt for a new director of its flagship entertainment channel Sky 1. The pay network is advertising for the new role, which was previously handled by Stuart Murphy, director of Sky Entertainment Channels. “We will be advertising for a new Director of Sky 1, who will report […]