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Sky expands Irish comedy slate with stand-up order

UK-based pay TV operator Sky 1 has ordered a five-part stand-up comedy show from the producers behind the Irish version of Gogglebox. The as-yet untitled series will star Irish comedian Deirdre O’Kane and will be filmed as live from Dublin’s Olympia Theatre, featuring a mixture of established comedy stars and new talent. It is being […]

Sky buys CBS cop drama S.W.A.T.

UK satcaster Sky has acquired rights to Shemar Moore cop drama vehicle S.W.A.T., which launched recently on CBS, TBI has learned. Sky closed a deal with producer and distributor Sony Pictures Television for the US drama this week, and takes first-run rights in the UK. The Fox-backed satellite TV operator, which yesterday indicated it plans […]

Sky bags Moomins reboot

UK satcaster Sky has boarded the upcoming reboot of Tove Jansson’s kids property Moomins. Sky 1 in the UK and Ireland will broadcast Moominvalley, marking one of the largest investments in kids TV for Fox-backed pay TV service Sky. Moominvalley comes from Gutsy Productions, a Finnish production house that acquired a multi-year licence to produced […]

Sky channels to broadcast QPR’s Game 4 Grenfell

Sky in the UK will broadcast #Game4Grenfell, a charity football match Queens Park Rangers (QPR) are hosting for the victims of a devastating recent tower block fire. The match is being hosted at Championship club QPR’s Loftus Road stadium on September 2 in order raise funds for families and individuals affected by the Grenfell Tower […]

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 […]

Sky brings Aussie drama to Germany

Sky Deutschland has acquired Australian primetime medical drama The Heart Guy. The Essential Media-produced series will air on all German-language Sky 1 pay TV feeds in Europe following the deal with FremantleMedia International (FMI). In Australia, the Nine Network show (known locally as Doctor Doctor) attracted a debut audience of 2.2 million in September 2016 […]

The CW buys UK adventure drama from Sky Vision

American broadcaster The CW has acquired British adventure drama Hooten & the Lady from UK-based distributor Sky Vision. The CW has bought British scripted fare such as Dates in the past, and has now snapped up 8x60mins Sky 1 drama Hooten & the Lady. The drama comes from Red Planet Productions, and follows the escapades […]

Sky buys MacGyver reboot for the UK

Sky has acquired MacGyver and the reboot of the 1980s series will launch on the UK pay TV operator’s Sky 1 channel next month. The show is distributed by CBS Studios International, which struck the Sky deal. It launched the reboot at last year’s LA Screenings and it has since travelled to broadcasters including Global […]

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 1 launches in Germany

Sky has launched its flagship entertainment channel Sky 1 in Germany. The UK-based pay TV operator has operations in Italy and Germany. Sky 1 in Germany will have a local version of cooking competition series Masterchef as well as US series Supernatural and Madam Secretary. Sky original dramas The Tunnel: Sabotage and Hooten & The Lady will […]

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