Sky Deutschland

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 […]

Sky Studios brings German & Italian scripted shows under Nils Hartmann

Sky Studios has handed veteran exec Nils Hartmann responsibility for its originals strategy in Germany, in addition to his remit at Sky Italia. Hartmann becomes SVP of Sky Studios Deutschland & Italia, leading the development, commissioning and production of Sky original dramas and comedies for the German arm. He will also retain his current responsibilities […]

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 […]

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