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Sky CEO ‘optimistic’ of extending HBO deal with WBD & disputes German sale talk

Sky CEO Dana Strong has said she is “optimistic” of extending the HBO overall deal with Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD), which provides the pay TV operator with much of its most watched programming. The current deal – providing shows such as White Lotus and Succession to Sky – was struck in 2019 with Warner Media, […]

Sky Deutschland to drop Sky Comedy, Spiegel Geschichte and Curiosity TV linear channels

German pay-TV service Sky Deutschland is dropping three linear channels – Sky Comedy, Spiegel Geschichte and Curiosity TV – in the coming months as a consequence of viewers moving to streaming and on-demand. Curiosity Channel (formerly Spiegel TV Wissen) and Spiegel Geschichte will be discontinued by the end of June 2023, while Sky Comedy, which […]

Gaumont hires Sky Deutschland’s Quirin Schmidt for series & films push

Gaumont has hired Sky Deutschland executive Quirin Schmidt to work across its series and film output. Schmidt joins this month having previously worked with the French company on Sky original Die Wespe (The Wasp). During his time at Sky, Schmidt was focused on expanding its original slate and worked on shows including crime series Der […]

Sky Deutschland makes double drama commission

Sky Deutschland has commissioned two new scripted series – Garten Eden, about a bipolar star chef who must return home, and darkly humorous hospital drama KraNK Berlin. Garten Eden follows Jakob Eden, a celebrity chef with far too much mouth, a penchant for light drugs and bipolar disorder. When his late father’s restaurant is on […]

ProSiebenSat.1 eyes Sky Deutschland deal, with price tag of $1bn attached

ProSiebenSat.1 is looking at acquiring Sky Deutschland for around €1bn ($1bn), following recent reports that the Comcast-owned division is up for sale. News that Sky owner Comcast might be looking to offload its German pay-TV division began circulating around the time of the company’s Q3 2022 results last month, with Reuters suggesting that the US […]

Sky Deutschland & C4 land crypto docuseries from Derren Lawford’s Dare & Tondowski Films

Sky Deutschland and Channel 4 in the UK have joined forces on a three-part docuseries about a Bulgarian businesswoman who conned investors out of billions of dollars. Crypto Queen (working title) explores how self-styled lawyer Ruja Ignatova scammed people through a cryptocurrency named OneCoin. It is being produced by Tondowski Films, Derren Lawford’s Dare Pictures and Fremantle, […]

Sky unveils UFA apocalypse drama among German slate & orders Drama Republic’s ‘The Lovers’

Sky has unveiled three new German dramas, ranging from a show from Deutschland 83 producer UFA Fiction set after a global apocalypse to a “radical reimagining” of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, while the UK division has unveiled details of The Lovers. German drama Helgoland 513: 2034 is set on the North Sea island of Helgoland, which has become humanity’s […]

The CW, Globo & Movistar Plus buy BBCS docs

US network The CW, Globo in Brazil and Spain’s Movistar Plus+ are among buyers of documentaries from BBC Studios, as the distributor’s virtual Showcase event wraps its week-long run. A Life In Ten Pictures, which re-examines the lives of six famous faces from the recent past through the photographs that have come to define them, […]

Sky strikes BBCS deal in Germany to provide ‘backbone’ to factual channel line-up

Sky in Germany has struck a deal with BBC Studios (BBCS) that will provide the pay TV operator with 150 hours of programming to act as the “backbone” for its Sky Nature and Sky Documentaries channels in the country. The deal, described as a “long-term partnership”, will see Sky Deutschland become the pay TV home […]

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