Conquest of the Skies


First deals for ITV-backed factual SVOD service

Factual SVOD service Curio will launch in Sweden and Norway next month after the ITV-backed service secured deals with pay TV operators in the region, TBI has learned. In Sweden, Curio will be on the Com Hem platform, the largest in the country, and in Norway, on GET, the second largest nationally. Curio comes from […]

The factual landscape: ducks, docs and digital

The business of selling factual programming is changing – with free-to-air slots for classic factual shows hard to come by, distributors are looking to other categories of non-fiction, as well as to digital, big-screen and even virtual reality platforms, writes Stewart Clarke. For the largest factual distributors the business has got more complex and, increasingly, […]

Sky orders two 3D Attenborough docs

UK pay TV platform BSkyB has ordered a pair of 3D docs fronted by natural history broadcaster David Attenborough. One-off doc David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Adventure and two-parter Conquest of the Skies will both be made by Colossus Productions, the joint venture production company set up by Sky 3D and UK indie Atlantic. David […]