Inside UK drama’s tipping point

As 2019 kicks off with the anticipation of new drama-packed SVODs, Neal Street Productions co-founder Dame Pippa Harris tells Kaltrina Bylykbashi how the rise of streamers has left UK drama at a dangerous tipping point For Dame Pippa Harris, and her Neal Street Productions, which All3Media brought under its umbrella in 2015, there is much […]

MIPCOM to debut Sky/Amazon drama Britannia

Big-ticket Sky and Amazon drama Britannia will have its world premiere at MIPCOM in October. The screening is set for the opening Monday (October 16) of the confab in Palais des Festivales in Cannes, France. This year’s MIPCOM runs from October 16-19. Britannia joins 26x11mins kids series Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! in […]

Sky preps internet TV in Germany, Italy

Following its initial debut in the UK, Sky plans offer internet-delivered versions of its TV service in its other European markets as part of broader growth plans. Speaking on the company’s earnings call yesterday, Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch said that, over time, it aimed to reach and address an estimated 6 million customers in Europe […]

Sky, Amazon team to form Roman Army drama

European satcaster Sky and Amazon Prime Video in the US are to coproduce a big-budget drama focusing on the Roman Imperial Army. The pair have enlisted Jez Butterworth (Jerusalem) to pen Britannia, which will be set in AD43 and run to ten episodes. It will air on Sky 1 in the UK and Ireland on […]