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Sky Deutschland unveils originals push across genres

Sky Deutschland has unveiled a significant expansion of its original content drive following the recent launch of the new channels Sky Crime, Sky Comedy, Sky Nature and Sky Documentaries. In addition to the Sky originals Die Ibiza Affaire and Die Wespe, both of which will air this year, the pay operator is also set to […]

News round-up: Sky Nature comes to Italy & Germany; HBO Max snags ‘Anacronte’

Sky Nature comes to Italy & Germany European pay-TV giant Sky and Blue Ant Media-owned nature streaming brand Love Nature have expanded their five-year content deal in support of Sky Nature, to bring the channel to Italy and Germany. Launching in the UK last year, Sky Nature became the official, exclusive home of Love Nature […]

Bavaria Fiction hires Sky exec as Manfred Haus-Pflüger exits

German prodco Bavaria Fiction has appointed Sky Deutschland exec Marcus Ammon as MD of content, as part of a reorganisation of the Munich-based firm’s top leadership. Ammon will take on responsibility for the content of all Bavaria Fiction productions and projects from the autumn, leading on the development, acquisition and exploitation of TV, streaming and film […]

Sky Deutschland scores first ‘Spitting Image’ format sale

Sky in Germany is prepping a local version of Spitting Image, the satirical puppet show that returned to screens via BritBox last year. The German version, like the UK series, is being produced by Avalon and Redseven Entertainment and will feature puppets representing prominent national figures. Avalon Distribution sells format and tape rights. Those receiving the […]

Sky Studios ups Jane Millichip to oversee operations across Europe

Comcast-owned Sky Studios has expanded the remit of its UK chief content officer Jane Millichip, who is taking control of creative operations across Europe. Millichip will now oversee all editorial and content activities in the UK and on the continent for Sky Studios, with the division’s chiefs in Germany and Italy – Marcus Ammon and Nils […]

Sky Deutschland stings first original comedy with ‘The Wasp’

Europe’s Sky Studios and French studio Gaumont have partnered to co-produce The Wasp, the first Sky Original comedy to be created for Germany’s Sky Deutschland. The six-part series was created and written by Jan Berger (Der Medicus) and will be directed by Hermine Huntgeburth (Neue Vahr Süd), with Andreas Bareiss and Sabine de Mardt attached to exec produce for Gaumont, while Quirin […]

Sky Studios CEO Gary Davey to step down & retire

Long-standing Sky exec Gary Davey is to step down from his position as CEO at the company’s production division Sky Studios next year and retire. Davey took up his most recent role 18 months ago following Sky’s acquisition by Comcast-owned NBCUniversal, having previously been the pay TV company’s MD of content in the UK and EVP of […]

Sky Studios takes the reins of ‘Das Boot’ from Sonar

Sky Studios is to fund and distribute the next seasons of wartime U-boat drama Das Boot. The pay-TV operator’s commissioning and production arm will take the reins to the Bavaria Fiction and Sky Deutschland co-production, which is set to return next year for a second season. New deals for the Sky Deutschland drama – the […]

Sky Deutschland names new CEO

Sky Deutschland’s Carsten Schmidt has announced his resignation from the role of CEO and will step down at the end of 2019 to be replaced by Devesh Raj. Schmidt, who will retain an advisory role at the Comcast-owned operator, has been with the business for over 20 years and served as CEO for just shy […]

Sky Germany adds Netflix to Sky Q offering

Sky Deutschland will add Netflix to its Sky Q offering tomorrow as part of a new Entertainment Plus package, with Netflix recommendations and search integrated as part of the Sky Q experience. The new package, which will be available to Sky subscribers in Germany and Austria, will combine Sky original productions, international series, Sky box […]

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