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Exclusive: Sky Arts picks up Travis doc ‘Almost Fashionable’

Sky Arts has acquired an award-winning documentary on Scottish band Travis.  The Comcast-owned pay-TV channel has added Almost Fashionable: A Film About Travis to its slate of new titles, and is understood to be readying a summer premiere for the 60-minute film about the rock band, which found fame in the ’90s for songs such as ‘Why […]

Caravan to produce New Order doc for Sky

British factual indie Caravan has been commissioned by Sky Arts to produce a feature-length documentary film on one of the UK’s most iconic bands – New Order. The premier of New Order: Decades, on September 22, will mark 40 years since the band’s first TV appearance. Part concert and part documentary, it follows the band’s […]

Icon Films to make Judy Garland film For Sky Arts

UK indie producer Icon Films has been commissioned by Sky Arts to produce a 60-minute documentary exploring the life of Hollywood movie idol Judy Garland, to be hosted by singer Marc Almond. Entitled Sky Arts Passions – Judy Garland by Marc Almond, the film will see Almond embark on a journey to piece together the poignant […]

HBO & Sky Arts open book on Rolling Stone

US premium channel HBO and the UK’s Sky Arts have co-commissioned a documentary series about seminal music magazine Rolling Stone. Kew Media Group has distribution rights for Rolling Stone: Stories From the Edge, and will launch the doc at MIPCOM. Alex Gibney’s Jigsaw Productions, in which Kew owns a stake, is producing along with Nevision. […]

Ovation strikes deal for Sky Art’s André Rieu

US arts network Ovation TV has a struck a licensing deal with Sky Vision for the exclusive US television broadcast rights to Sky Arts’ André Rieu: Welcome To My World. Violinist André Rieu has sold more than 35 million albums globally, and André Rieu: Welcome to My World follows the popular entertainer from Australia to […]

Sky Arts, Movistar+ explore History of Comedy

Three European pay TV channels and Israeli have acquired a new eight-part CNN series about comedy. Sky Arts in UK, Movistar+ in Spain, Discovery Networks Poland and Yes DBS in Israel have all taken The History of Comedy from London-based distributor Cineflix Rights. The Turner doc series, billed as a CNN original, combines achive footage […]

TVF secures swathe of deals in Australia and New Zealand

London-based factual distributor TVF International has sold a slate of shows to broadcasters in Australia and New Zealand. Inside Windsor Castle, co-commissioned by Channel 5 and Smithsonian, has been picked up by Foxtel, SBS (both Australia) and Sky Prime (NZ) while Foxtel also snapped up CBC crime doc Looking for Mike (44 minutes) and Channel […]

Sky Arts pulls controversial Michael Jackson show

UK satellite channel Sky Arts has axed an episode of its new comedy series Urban Myths featuring Joseph Fiennes playing Michael Jackson amid criticism from the late pop star’s family. The episode is titled ‘Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon’, and features actor Fiennes playing Jackson on a road trip across the US, but was condemned on […]

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 plots art heist format

UK satellite channel Sky Arts has commissioned a series in which priceless works of art are removed from galleries and the public challenged to deduce the fakes. Fake! The Great Masterpiece Challenge sees seven paintings from celebrated British artists were removed from venues such as the Scottish National Portrait Gallery last night. Only the production […]

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