Gary Davey

Sky to release VR content on Facebook

Sky has started producing 360-degree videos and will use Facebook as a distribution platform for this content, according to Sky’s MD of content, Gary Davey. Speaking at a Royal Television Society event in London last night, Davey said that Sky has started producing some “really interesting” virtual reality content and filmed something “just the other day” […]

Sky extends HBO deal across Europe

Sky’s role as the exclusive home of HBO programming will be extended beyond the UK and across all of the 21st Century Fox-backed pay TV firm’s European territories. A new deal sees Sky take first-run rights to HBO shows in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy, and includes extensive on-demand rights. Upcoming big-ticket HBO […]

Sky buys NBC’s Aquarius for Europe

Sky has bought NBC drama series Aquarius for its European services. The pan-Sky deal means the cop series, set in the 1960s and revolving around the Charles Manson killings, will be on Sky in the UK and Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy. The 13x60mins series is produced and distributed by ITV Studios, which struck the […]

Sky takes UK and German rights to Italy’s 1992

Sky has acquired 1992, the upcoming political drama produced for Sky Italia, for its UK and Germany pay TV platforms. The deal means that all of the European Sky operations will show the gritty thriller series, which is about to have its world premiere at the Berlinale festival. All of the European Sky services – […]

Sky appoints content boss

Sky has appointed Sky Deutschland executive Gary Davey its UK content boss, filling the role vacated by Sophie Turner Laing. Davey becomes managing director, content, and will assume responsibility for the Sky’s entertainment, movies and news channels in the UK and Ireland. He will take on that role alongside his existing responsibilities as executive VP, […]

Sky Deutschland re-ups Warner deal

German pay TV provider Sky Deutschland has agreed a multi-year extension to its programming agreement with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution. The long-term contract includes on-demand rights for new movies during their pay TV window as well as exclusive pay TV rights to all Warner movies across several platforms. This means films such as Horrible […]

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 […]

Sky Deutschland bags DreamWorks Animation film rights

Germany satellite TV provider Sky Deutschland has acquired first run pay TV and SVOD rights to DreamWorks Animation films through a deal with distribution partner Twentieth Century Fox. The deal gives Sky D films such as The Croods, which it will run on its linear movie channels and Sky Anytime and Sky Go on-demand services. […]

Sky Deutschland expands MGM partnership

German pay TV operator Sky Deutschland has expanded its long term output agreement with MGM in a deal that exclusively hands it the Hollywood studio’s latest blockbuster movies. The deal also includes a renewal of the MGM HD Channel in Germany and Austria, which launched earlier this year. The content deal comprises exclusive pay TV […]

MIPTV News: Cannes will be in ultra high definition

The organisers of MIPTV have teamed with Sony to showcase ultra high definition television in Cannes, while speakers from the BBC, Sky Deutschland and other will lecture on working in the next generation format. As part of its 50th anniversary theme of Screening the Future, a range of conference and technical events will showcase the […]