Sky Documentaries

Sky orders “morally complex” doc from Louis Theroux’s Mindhouse

European pay-TV giant Sky has ordered Tell Them You Love Me, a documentary feature about the affair between a married female professor and a non-verbal man with cerebral palsy. Produced by Louis Theroux’s production company, Mindhouse, the film will launch on Sky Documentaries and streaming service NOW in November 2023. It is co-produced with Topic […]

Sky greenlights Facebook & Mark Zuckerberg doc among 12 new originals

Sky is adding to its unscripted slate with a dozen new originals, including a feature doc about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and a crime series exploring drug gangs in Ireland. Zuckerberg: King Of The Metaverse (w/t) combines rarely seen archive footage and exclusive interviews to reveal more about the social media titan, with the show […]

Sky links with Apex to launch $625k short-form documentary program

Sky has launched its first documentary shorts fund, which will offer £500,000 ($625,000) to fund programming from underrepresented communities. The scheme, which is a partnership between Sky Documentaries and APX Content Ventures (part of French ad and PR firm Publicis Media), will provide funding for “several documentary shorts” that have a runtime of 10-30 minutes. The […]

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 […]

HBO Max & Crave pick up Sky fashion series ‘Kingdom Of Dreams’

HBO Max has struck a pre-sale deal for UK factual fashion series Kingdom Of Dreams, for Europe, Latin America and Asia. The 4 x 60-minute series, which is produced by London-based Misfits Entertainment, in collaboration with international distributor Fremantle, as a Sky Original, is also headed to Crave in Canada and will debut this year. […]

How Arrow hit its target on doc about ‘forgotten’ AIDS pandemic

Grace Chapman, series director at UK factual prodco Arrow Pictures, reveals how docuseries Positive delves into the arrival of HIV/AIDS in Britain in the 1980s and explores its subsequent impact on society over the following four decades. In December 1981, The Lancet reported that a gay man had died from Pneumocystis pneumonia in the Royal Brompton Hospital. The […]

Sky Documentaries to explore rise and fall of the European Super League

Sky-owned British pay-TV channel Sky Documentaries has commissioned a football-focused feature length documentary about the rapid rise and fall of the European Super League (ESL) earlier this year. Debuting as a Sky Original, the 1 x 90-minute programme is being produced by Fulwell 73, in association with Sky Studios, and will air on Sky Documentaries […]

Sky expands docs with Minnow Films, BBCS & RAW commissions

UK-based pay TV operator Sky has commissioned five new shows for its documentary-focused channel, including a three-parter about Mother Teresa, The series and specials will be available via Sky Documentaries, which launched a year ago in the UK, and via Sky’s streaming service NOW. Mother Teresa: For The Love Of God? is a 3 x 60-minute docuseries that is […]