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Brit artist Jake Chapman making TV drama for Sky

Controversial British artist Jake Chapman is making a move into TV with Mills and Doom: The Marriage of Reason and Squalor, a drama for UK pay TV operator Sky. The drama will run to four parts and stars Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spiderman) and Sophie Kennedy Clark (Philomena), and is billed as an unsettling ‘twisted […]

TalkTalk bags Sky catch-up rights, extends deal

UK telco TalkTalk has extended its arrangement with BSkyB with a new deal that hands it catch-up programming from premium channels Sky Sports and Sky Movies. The new multi-year wholsale agreement means TalkTalk will continue to offers its pay TV customers Sky Sports and Sky Movies channels, including the upcoming European football net Sky Sports […]

Buyers Briefing digital season: Will Ennett, TalkTalk

Name: Will Ennett Title: Head of pay TV content, TalkTalk Former Blinkbox and Viasat buyer Will Ennett joined UK telco TalkTalk a year ago as head of pay TV content, a role that sees him strike deals for the TalkTalk TV pay service, which is available through internet TV service YouView. He becomes the first […]

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 […]

Sky Vision signs back2back development deal

BSkyB-owned Sky Vision has scored an exclusive co-development partnership with UK indie back2back Productions. The pair will work together to co-develop factual programming with international appeal, which Sky Vision will sell on the global market. Sky Vision already handles international distribution for back2back programming for BSkyB-owned channel Sky Arts such as Ignition: Memory Palace, which […]

Sky Arts looks at Bailey exhibition

UK satellite channel Sky Arts has commissioned a one-off doc from indie Arrow Media looking into selected works of British photographer David Bailey. David Bailey’s Stardust: Exclusive will broadcast on the channel next month close to the opening of a new exhibition. The programme will see Bailey taking Sky Arts’ art historian and critic Tim […]

Spain’s drama producers look to go global

Spain’s crisis has forced TV producers to seek international business. Local fiction continues to dominate Spanish primetime, but the dramatic fall in investment in TV advertising has obliged broadcasters to cut their budgets for originals. Creating virtue out of necessity, an increasing number of drama producers are looking beyond Spanish border and beginning to reap […]

Ovation picks up Jon Hamm/Daniel Radcliffe drama

US arts and culture channel Ovation has picked up A Young Doctor’s Notebook, the UK drama series starring Jon Hamm (Mad Men) and Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter). The show, which is produced by Big Talk Productions and distributed by BBC Worldwide, aired on Sky Arts in the UK last year. The 4x30mins comedy drama tells […]

MIPTV News: Hat Trick to shop Sky Arts’ Nixon drama

Hat Trick International has secured international distribution rights to Nixon’s the One, the Sky Arts comedy drama starring The Simpsons‘ Harry Shearer. The programme first broadcast as a Hat Trick Productions special on Sky Arts’ Playhouse Presents drama strand but was subsequently picked up for a five part series, which HTI will take to MIPTV. […]

Channel 4 buys French drama Rebound

Channel 4 has picked up hit French-language drama Rebound. It marks the first time in over two decades that the UK free-to-air broadcaster will have shown a subtitled drama and follows the success of non-English language offerings on BBC Four such as Forbrydelsen and Prisoners of War on Sky Arts. The eight-part French drama follows […]