Jane Millichip


Sky Studios expands production pacts with Free@Last TV, Sagafilm

Sky Studios has struck a multi-year development and distribution deal with Agatha Raisin producer Free@Last TV and Nordic prodco Sagafilm. Under the deals, Sky Studios will co-develop scripted series with the producers for a range of global outlets, while NBCUniversal Global Distribution is to handle international sales for the projects. Founded by Barry Ryan and […]

Exclusive: Sky Studios’ Jane Millichip urges plastics and ‘corporate tat’ ban at markets

Sky Studios chief commercial officer Jane Millichip has urged the TV industry to rapidly improve its approach to the environment by banning “crap and pointless corporate gifts” and calling on event organisers to make markets and festivals carbon neutral and free from single-use plastics. Millichip was speaking at yesterday’s Content Innovation Awards here in Cannes, […]

Content Innovation Awards 2019: The content visionary – Jane Millichip

Sky Studios COO Jane Millichip took Sky Vision revenues from £8m to £240m in seven years, creating a distribution powerhouse in the process. This year’s winner of the Content Innovation Awards’ Lifetime Achievement gong discusses Bananas In Pyjamas, New Zealand Idol and ‘bespoke scale’ Before you started making news in the TV world you were […]

Content Innovation Awards 2019: The individual winners

This year’s Content Innovation Awards, which took place on Sunday, 13 October at The Majestic Hotel in Cannes highlighted the achievements of three trailblazing individuals, recognised for their myriad contributions to the industry. Click below to read about the recipients of the individual awards in TBI’s Contribution to Content, Lifetime Achievement and Rising Star Of […]

‘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 […]

NBCUniversal Distribution sets date for Sky Vision takeover

Catherine The Great and Patrick Melrose distributor Sky Vision is to be formally rolled into NBCUniversal Distribution from October 1, ahead of Mipcom later in the month. The changes, which were first revealed in April, come after Comcast acquired European pay operator Sky last year for $40bn. It subsequently chose to close down the broadcaster’s […]

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 […]

One-to-One: Jane Millichip & Chris Carey

For TBI’s first edition of ‘One-to-One’, a regular feature in which two high-profile execs interview one another to discuss the hot topics in TV today, Les Misérables producer Chris Carey talks to Sky Vision’s Jane Millichip about co-production, SVODs and dream projects The two British entertainment powerhouses have worked on some of the most high-profile […]

NBCU Int’l makes structural changes, folds Sky Vision sales ops

NBCUniversal International (NBCUI) is set for a restructure after Comcast’s acquisition of Sky, which will see it close Sky Vision’s sales operations and reshuffle its channels. Sky Vision’s sales operation will now be folded into NBCUniversal Global Distribution, under chairman Kevin MacLellan. The Sky company’s MD Jane Millichip will oversee production entities such as Love […]

What Friends tells us about rights ownership in 2019

Media giants building SVODs to rival Netflix are talking the talk, but who will walk the walk? Manori Ravindran investigates the knock-on effects of consolidation and the bigger picture around windowing and rights ownership. If 2018’s media disruption taught us anything, it was to expect the unexpected in the laser-focused drive for scale. As potential […]

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