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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 […]

TBI Weekly: How mega-mergers are set to impact third-party distribution deals

A frenzied period of consolidation is beginning to leave an indelible mark on the distribution business as more projects and producers find themselves caught in the crosshairs of mergers. Mega-deals such as Comcast’s acquisition of Sky, the impending Banijay-Endemol merger and a Red Arrow sale on the horizon are changing the face of the distribution […]

Sky extends Mark Strong drama ‘Temple’ into second season

European pay TV operator Sky has ordered a second season of its Mark Strong-starring drama Temple. The series, which launched in September, is produced by Hera Pictures and tells the story of a respected surgeon who finds himself drawn into the underground world of doomsday preppers and bank robbers when he tries to save his […]

MIPCOM 2019: The Big Deals

As MIPCOM closes its doors after another frenetic market, TBI explores some of the big deals to emerge this year in Cannes. DRAMA With new streamers in town, scripted business was again frisk along the Croisette, with one of those new entrants, Topic, picking up rights to StudioCanal shows Vernon Subutex and Danish comedy drama […]

Sky Vision formally shuttered after NBCUniversal transfer

Distributor and producer Sky Vision has formally ended operations following its parent company’s acquisition by Comcast-backed NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal (NBCU) Global Distribution has incorporated Sky Vision’s sales arm while its deficit funding and production interests, which include Bake Off creator Love Productions, have been moved to the recently formed Sky Studios. The changes, which were first […]