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HBO alert for Broomfield’s Grim Sleeper

HBO Documentary Films has become the first international buyer of filmmaker Nick Broomfield’s new feature doc Tales of the Grim Sleeper. The deal gives premium cable channel HBO exclusive local rights to the Sky Atlantic doc, in which Broomfield (The Leader, Biggie and Tupac) revisits the story of South Central LA serial killer Lonnie Franklin […]

Sky orders more Alan Partridge comedy

Sky Atlantic has commissioned a new season of Alan Partridge’s Mid Morning Matters and a one-off special featuring Steve Coogan’s comic character. Alan Partridge’s Mid Morning Matters 2 will run to six half-hour episodes and be produced by UK indie Baby Cow Productions. The special, in which Partridge will “be bringing Sky customers a hard-hitting […]

Italian, Russian nets to remake The Returned

Sky Italia’s new pay TV channel Sky Atlantic is one of two channels who will remake French supernatural drama The Returned. Sky and Russia’s Channel One have both acquired the original series, which Haut et Court produced for French pay TV operator Canal+ and Zodiak Rights sells internationally, and local remake rights. Sky Italia’s deal […]

John Logan talks Penny Dreadful

John Logan is the three-time Oscar-nominated writer behind Gladiator, The Aviator, Hugo and Skyfall, among other features, and is also penning the new James Bond movie. As a playwright and movie scribe of some repute, the move to TV was not top of Logan’s to-do list – and yet he is the man behind the […]

Sky Atlantic poaches BBC Three’s Zai Bennett

BBC Three controller Zai Bennett is leaving the UK pubcaster to become director of Sky Atlantic. The news comes after the BBC announced that youth-skewing BBC Three will move to an online-only service. Bennett joined the BBC in 2011 and as boss of youth-skewed BBC Three has overseen shows including The Call Centre, Life And […]

HBO cuts Sky Italia programming deal

Sky Italia has agreed an exclusive programming deal with HBO as it prepares its own version of the UK’s Sky Atlantic channel. This will see shows such as True Detective and Boardwalk Empire broadcasting on the Italian pay TV provider’s latest channel, Sky Atlantic HD. The deal mirrors the agreement BSkyB has with HBO in […]

Sky Atlantic buys Italian-language series Gomorrah

Sky Atlantic has acquired its first foreign-language drama series, Gomorrah. The Italian series is a TV remake of the Roberto Saviano book and subsequent movie of the same name and follows the mafia in the Italian city of Naples. It is produced by Cattleya, which also makes Romanzo Criminale, the mafia series currently being remade […]

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 […]

SVT enters The Tunnel

Swedish pubcaster SVT has acquired the Anglo-French remake of one of its own dramas, The Bridge (Bron). The Tunnel will debut on SVT’s free VOD service, SVT Flow, on Friday (May 9), after acquisition unit SVT International acquired the show from distributor Shine International. SVT Flow launched on April 23. The web TV service allows […]

Globosat learns Cumming’s Urban Secrets

Brazilian satellite channels operator Globosat has bought Urban Secrets, a UK-produced series in which actor Alan Cumming explores the hidden pasts of Britain’s cities. The TwoFour-created travelogue show first broadcast on satcaster Sky Atlantic, and has since sold to the likes of SBS in Australia. Globosat has now acquired it along with doc Home of […]