Phil Edgar-Jones


NBC’s Paul Teledgy to speak at Edinburgh TV Fest

This year’s Worldview Address at the Edinburgh TV Festival will be given by the president of NBC Entertainment’s Alternative and Reality Group Paul Teledgy. Telegdy’s major successes among NBC’s unscripted series include The Voice, America’s Got Talent, and American Ninja Warrior; specials programming, including the Golden Globe Awards, the Billboard Awards and the Macy’s Thanksgiving […]

Sky launches €2m Irish entertainment fund

European satcaster Sky has created a €2.2 million (US$2.6 million) fund to find Irish entertainment programming. The pot will be used to create a show for flagship Sky network Sky 1, and comes after the pay TV service previously commissioned Irish comedy Moone Boy and factual entertainment show 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy. Sky […]

Sky 1 brings in three original shows

Sky 1 is set to bring in three new entertainment shows for Sky and Now TV customers. Sky’s UK pay TV platform will feature an a cappella singing contest, Sing It, hosted by Cat Deeley, marking her return to British screens after years in the US. The show brings together 30 a cappella groups who […]

Bennett to lead Sky UK and Ireland after rejig

Sky Atlantic director Zai Bennett will lead the wider Sky Entertainment business in the UK and Ireland after a management realignment. Bennett takes up the new position of director of programmes at Sky Entertainment, which is similar to the role Stuart Murphy held before exiting last year. The appointment is effective immediately. This means Bennett […]

Sky Arts retells Gaiman’s Likely Stories

UK satellite channel Sky Arts has commissioned a four-part scripted series from cult writer Neil Gaiman. Likely Stories will be adapted from Gaiman’s collection of short stories by British indie Sid Gentle Films. Ian Forsyth and Jane Pollard (20,000 Days on Earth) will direct, with Jarvis Cocker creating a score. Sky Vision, which is part […]

Rossellini confirmed for Sky Arts talent show

Actress Isabella Rossellini will host Master of Photography, a new talent show that will run on the Sky Arts channel. The Blue Velvet actress, also a successful model, will front the show alongside a three-strong judging panel (pictured) comprising noted photographers Rut Blees Luxemburg, Simon Frederick and Oliviero Toscani. In the eight-part show contestants from across Europe […]

Sky Arts is Occupied with Scandi drama

UK pay TV channel Sky Arts has acquired Norwegian political thriller series Occupied. The deal with Zodiak Rights means the Jo Nesbø-penned show will debut in the UK early next year. Its debut on commissioning channels TV2 in Norway and Arte in France comes on October 2 and in November, respectively. The show comes from […]

Edgar-Jones replaces Hunt at Sky Arts

Phil Edgar-Jones has replaced James Hunt at UK pay channel Sky Arts. Hunt left his role as director as the BSkyB-owned last week and Edgar-Jones, who was previously Sky’s head of entertainment, has stepped in to the fray. Edgar-Jones will now report to Stuart Murphy, director of entertainment at Sky, and continue to oversee entertainment […]