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Sky & Netflix develop separate doc series around Sophie Toscan du Plantier murder

Both Netflix and the UK’s Sky have commissioned separate documentary projects about the 1996 murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. The projects were both announced on Monday and are both being made in collaboration with the victim’s family. The as yet-unnamed Netflix project is a three-part series being made by Lightbox due to debut next […]

UKTV’s Alibi acquires crime drama ‘Briarpatch’ from NBCUniversal

UKTV has picked up Texas-based drama Briarpatch – which was cancelled after just one season earlier this year – for its Alibi channel following a deal with NBCUniversal Global Distribution. The 10-part series is based on the Ross Thomas novel of the same name and was produced by Universal Cable Productions (UCP) and Paramount Television. It debuted on […]

Matchbox and Eureka are ‘Making It’ in Australia

NBCUniversal International Studios-owned Matchbox Pictures and Sydney-and-LA-based Eureka Productions have teamed up to co-produce an Australian version of competition format Making It for Network 10. Set to launch next year, Making It Australia will be the second international version of NBCUniversal’s format, following last year’s Finnish adaptation, bringing together some of the country’s most talented […]

Stan strikes huge NBCU deal in Oz, adding Sky Studios & Peacock shows

Australian SVOD Stan has agreed a huge output deal with NBCUniversal (NBCU) Global Distribution, handing it rights to shows from sibling Sky Studios, NBCU International Studios (NBCUIS) and the company’s recently launched US streamer Peacock – including Brave New World and Dr Death. The deal will see Stan – owned by Aussie operator Nine Entertainment […]

Canada’s Corus inks NBCU deal for Sky Studios content

A new multi-year volume deal between Corus Entertainment and NBCUniversal Global Distribution will give Canadian viewers access to Sky Studios content. Starting later this year, Corus will showcase multiple Sky Studios series across its networks and platforms, including Sky Originals such as Intelligence, Devils and Bulletproof, and scripted content from other producers that are funded […]

Sky Studios strikes first-look deal with Romesh Ranganathan’s prodco Ranga Bee

Sky Studios has signed a first-look script deal with UK-based comedy and entertainment indie Ranga Bee, the production outfit co-founded by Romesh Ranganathan. Ranga Bee will work directly with Sky Studios to develop new projects for Sky’s customers across Europe and beyond, with co-developed projects exec produced by Jon Mountague, director of comedy at Sky […]

Sky Atlantic, HBO order crime drama from Olivia Colman’s new prodco

Sky Atlantic and HBO have ordered a four-part crime drama that is being co-produced by The Crown actor Olivia Colman’s newly launched outfit South Of The River Pictures. Landscapers is being co-produced with Sister, which was recently launched by Elisabeth Murdoch, Stacey Snider and Jane Featherstone. It is also financially backing Colman’s new prodco, which […]

Sky Studios strikes two-year pact with Merman Television as Amazon deal expires

UK pay-TV operator Sky’s production outfit Sky Studios has struck a two-year funding and distribution deal with Clelia Mountford and Sharon Horgan’s prodco Merman Television. The pact covers overhead and development funding and a first-look distribution agreement, and will see the business expand its UK scripted team to develop global-facing drama. NBCUniversal Global Distribution will […]