Sky Atlantic

Sky launches Veep on demand before linear

Sky is making the new, fourth, season of HBO comedy Veep available as on on-demand box-set ahead of it hitting linear TV. The UK pay TV operator will make the entire season available as a Fourth of July special through its Sky Box Sets on-demand service. The previous three seasons will also be available. The […]

FremantleMedia takes Young Pope rights

FremantleMedia International has snagged international rights to The Young Pope, the upcoming Canal+, HBO and Sky Atlantic miniseries. FMI will sell the show, which is being produced by Italy’s Wildside and France’s Haut et Court and directed by Paolo Sorrentino, outside of the territories covered by the commissioning channels. The Young Pope will tell the […]

Sky postpones Gibney’s Scientology doc

UK satcaster Sky has pulled its scheduled broadcast of Alex Gibney’s controversial Scientology documentary, Going Clear. The pay TV provider is a coproducer of the doc along with doc maker Gibney’s Jigsaw Productions and US premium cable channel HBO, but British libel laws have forced it to be shelved for the time being. It was […]

Nick Broomfield tells Tales of the Grim Sleeper

Nick Broomfield’s latest project sees the Biggie & Tupac filmmaker bring his particular low-fi aesthetic to the case of Lonnie Franklin Jr., aka the ‘Grim Sleeper’, who stands accused of conducting a 25-year killing spree in South Central, the deprived and largely black part of Los Angeles. Venturing into the most notorious part of LA […]

Broomfield’s Sleeper awakens channels

Nick Broomfield’s latest documentary, Tales of the Grim Sleeper, has sold to broadcasters in Australia, Europe and Israel. The doc debuts on commissioning broadcaster Sky Atlantic in the UK and HBO in the US on April 27, and distributor Sky Vision has now sold to the ABC in Australia, RTL in Germany, DR in Denmark, […]

Sky Atlantic has Affair with award-winner

UK and Ireland pay channel Sky Atlantic has acquired The Affair, the Golden Globe-winning drama in which Dominic West (The Wire) and Ruth Wilson (Luther) play people engaged in an illicit relationship. The deal with CBS Studios International covers the first season of the Showtime series, which will begin broadcasting in May, plus the recently-announce […]

Sky, Canal+ pick through Debris with Tunnel 2

European pay TV players Sky and Canal+ are joining forces to make another series of The Tunnel, the English-French adaptation of Scandi noir series The Bridge. The Tunnel 2: Debris will be produced by Endemol Shine-owned UK prodco Kudos and Shine France for Canal+ and Sky Atlantic. The series will follow an English and French detective […]

Netflix’s Lilyhammer heads to Sky Atlantic

Lilyhammer, the first original drama ordered by Netflix, has been acquired by the Sky Atlantic pay TV channel in Italy. Sky Atlantic has acquired all three seasons of the drama, which stars Steve Van Sandt (The Sopranos) as a mobster relocated to a previously peaceful Norwegian town of Lillehammer. The series, which launched on Netflix […]

Buyers Briefing: Andrea Scrosati, Sky Italia

Name: Andrea Scrosati Title: Executive VP,  programming, news and partner channels, Sky Italia. As the Italian business prepares to become part of Sky Europe, Sky Italia’s Andrea Scrosati talks to TBI about its programming strategy, increased investment in original drama and entertainment, and what’s coming up at the Italian pay TV platform.   How was MIPCOM […]

Fortitude pre-buyers revealed

Canal+ in France and TV2 in Denmark are among the pre-buyers of big-budget Sky Atlantic and Pivot TV drama Fortitude. The completed list also comprises SVT in Sweden, YLE in Finland, Super Channel in Canada, NRK in Norway, RUV in Iceland, DBS in Israel and OTE in Greece. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and PBS Distribution […]