Chernobyl


‘No rules’ and a new chapter for Sky Studios

With the backing of Comcast and knock-out collaborations such as Chernobyl, pay-TV operator Sky and its newly formed Sky Studios is emerging as a drama player you’d be crazy to underestimate. Nick Edwards reports When Sky revamped its original drama output in 2013, it aimed to create material that would match the quality of the […]

‘Chernobyl’, ‘Game Of Thrones’ win big at Creative Arts Emmys

HBO’s Game Of Thrones and Chernobyl emerged as the top winners at the weekend’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremonies.  Held across Saturday (14 September) and Sunday nights, the awards salute outstanding artistic and technical achievement in television. The first night’s awards honoured artists and craftspeople in reality, variety special, documentary, animated programme and short-form animation, […]

‘Fleabag’ wins big at Television Critics Association Awards

Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag was the critics’ pick at this year’s Television Critics Association (TCA) awards. Held at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on Sunday (3 August), the 35th edition of the awards – which are voted on by more than 200 TV critics and journalists in the US and Canada – saw the BBC […]

TBI Weekly: Six signs that Sky Studios is key for Comcast

Take one look at Comcast’s second quarter results revealed yesterday and it becomes abundantly clear why the NBCUniversal owner was so keen to acquire UK pay TV operator Sky. But a shifting content strategy for the Jeremy Darroch-led company has also emerged in the post-Murdoch age, which could spell opportunity for European producers. 1. A […]

‘Game Of Thrones’ shatters Emmy record as HBO sweeps nominations

HBO’s Game Of Thrones has shattered Emmy records to help the AT&T-owned cable channel scoop up 137 nominations, making it the most nominated outlet of the year.  The drama, which concluded its eighth and final series in May, garnered 32 nominations, the most for any show in a single season ever – beating a 25-year record held by […]

Sky to double down on originals under in-house Studios banner

Sky is to double down on investment in originals under new production banner Sky Studios.  The Comcast-backed, Europe-wide development and production outfit plans to double its investment in programming over the next five years. Sky Studios will create new productions for Sky channels, NBC broadcast and cable channels and Universal Pictures, as well as for […]

Chernobyl drama first from HBO, Sky pact

A drama based on the Chernobyl catastrophe is the first high-end series to come out of the US$250 million production pact between HBO and Sky. Chernobyl will be a fictional version of the events that surrounded the accident in a Ukrainian nuclear power plant in April 1986, which caused 31 deaths and likely many more […]

Factory Media snags Soviet Megamonsters

Sports and lifestyle prodco Factory has picked up the international rights to Soviet Megamonsters, an urban exploration series from Ukraininan prodco Film.UA. The 10-part series follows a team of intrepid urban adventurers as they try to access locations including Cold War bomb shelters and underground tunnels. With the ten eps, two are dedicated to an […]