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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 […]

Sullivan lands Fox president post after Freer’s Hulu exit

Brian Sullivan has been named president and COO of Fox Networks Group (FNG), with former incumbent Randy Freer now bedded in at Hulu. Former Sky Deutschland chief Sullivan takes on a broad operational role that will see him in charge of revenue and distribution at Fox Television Group, FX, Fox Sports and National Geographic Partners. […]

Deutsche Telekom has funds for scripted originals

Germany’s Deutsche Telekom is planning to invest in original scripted content from next year and has set funds aside for the project, according to Niek Jan van Damme, managing director of the telco’s domestic arm, Telekom Deutschland. Speaking on the opening panel yesterday at the ANGA COM broadband-meets-content confab in Cologne, Germany, Van Damme (pictured) […]

Sky Deutschland heads to Der Pass for original

Sky Deutschland’s latest original drama will come from 4 Blocks producer Wiedemann & Berg Television. Der Pass will run to eight episodes, based on thriller novels from Cyrill Boss and Philipp Stennert and set in the Alps. Sky noted its story is “inspired by the motifs of the Danish-Swedish success story The Bridge [Bron]”, which […]

Sky Deutschland locks up prison drama deal

Sky’s German operation has acquired five seasons of Wentworth, the modern-day reboot of cult classic prison drama Prisoner Cell Block H. The deal sees Wentworth enter the German market for the first time, with the Australian series playing on Sky’s flagship Sky 1 service. It launches next Wednesday (December 7). The series is distributed by […]

Sky Germany agrees multi-year deal with WWE

Sky in Germany has agreed a new multi-year with World Wrestling Entertainment to distribute pay-per-view WWE events. The deal starts from this week and also covers the broadcast of flagship WWE events including Raw and SmackDown, which will be available live on Sky Sports. “We are looking forward to the renewed partnership with Sky to […]

Sky ups profit, adds subs

Sky has reported strong full year results, with revenue climbing by 7% and adjusted operating profit increasing by 12%. Its subs base across the UK, Germany and Italy was 21.8 million, an 808,000 uptick year-on-year. Most of the subs growth – 445,000 – at the European satcaster came from the UK. Announcing its results for […]

MasterChef to front new German Sky 1

A local remake of MasterChef will run on a German version of UK general entertainment network Sky 1. MasterChef Germany will comprise 24 episodes and come from Endemol Shine Germany, which is part of the format’s owner, Endemol Shine Group. It will play on Sky 1, which will be Sky Deutschland’s take on Sky UK’s […]

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