Sky Documentaries

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 […]

Sky partners with Wonderhood & The Guardian for modelling industry exposé

European pay TV operator Sky has partnered with UK newspaper The Guardian and Wonderhood Studios on a docuseries that explores alleged sexual abuse in the modelling industry. The untitled three-part series will aim to shine a spotlight on the life-changing events experienced by models over decades, revealing not only the behaviours of prominent individuals but also how […]

Sky expects to delay international drama shoots until 2021

European media giant Sky is to delay filming on its dramas that have elements shot outside of the UK until spring 2021, scripted chief Cameron Roach has said. Roach, who was speaking on the inaugural controller session organised by the Edinburgh TV Festival, said that scripted series with scenes shot outside of the UK were […]

Sky nears Disney deal, reveals plans for documentary and nature channels

UK-based pay TV operator Sky is on the brink of securing a distribution deal for fledgling streamer Disney+ and is preparing to launch two new factual channels, Sky Documentaries and Sky Nature. Plans for the channels follow the launch of Sky Crime in October and Sky Comedy, which arrives on the platform today. The introduction […]