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Fox names Europe, Africa channel distribution chief

Fox Networks Group has put Paolo Agostinelli in charge of channel distribution for Europe and Africa. As executive VP, affiliate distribution, he will oversee deals between FNG and platforms for the Fox, National Geographic, Fox Sports and Baby TV channels in Europe and Africa. He joins FNG in early April, coming to the company from […]

Sky says Netflix ‘not having a big impact’

Subscription video-on-demand services such as Netflix are not having “a big impact” on Sky’s growth, according to Sky CFO Andrew Griffith. Speaking to analysts after Sky released its Q1 figures, Griffith said that “the two services don’t go directly toe-to-toe” with each other. Griffith said SVOD customers are generally either people who look to these […]

Sky Italia, local prodcos team for distribution

Sky Italia and producers including FremantleMedia-owned Wildside and Gomorrah producer Cattleya, have joined forces to create a new film distribution business. The new unit, which does not yet have a name, sees pay TV operator Sky join forces several film and TV production companies. As well as Cattleya and Wildside, which is making The Young […]

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 […]

Foxtel, Sky Italia get factual from Passion

Pay TV providers in Australia and Italy are among those that have bought factual programming from UK-based vendor Passion Distribution. Foxtel has taken Charlie Luxton’s Homes By the Med (pictured), a new 6x60mins show airing on More4 in the UK, plus season three of Charlie Luxton’s Homes By the Sea, another from True North Productions […]

MIPTV unveils 4K Ultra HD line-up

MIPTV has announced details of an “extensive” 4K, Ultra High Definition programme at the event next month. The UHD line-up will include 12 conference sessions and a keynote speech by Sony Pictures Entertainment’s senior vice-president of technology, Bill Baggelaar. There will also be a 4K world premiere screening of the first episode of NHK’s new […]

Ex-Sky Italia exec to replace Fox Italy boss

Fox International Channels Italy has appointed a new managing director, with incumbent Fabrizio Salini (pictured) leaving “to pursue a new opportunity”. Former Sky Italia head of programming Kathryn Fink has been named as Salini’s replacement, and will take up the post on January 1, 2016 as her predecessor exits. Salini was VP, entertainment channels at […]

Broadcasters buy Victoria’s Secret show

A raft of international broadcasters have prebought the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. The show will be taped in New York in November and go out on broadcast net CBS in December. Alfred Haber distributes the special internationally and has shopped it to Global in Canada, Paris Premiere in France, Sky Italia, Turner Latin America, […]

Netflix buys Italian corruption drama

Netflix has acquired US subscription streaming rights to Italian crime and corruption period drama 1992, TBI has learned. The SVOD platform has already debuted the 10x60mins series, which is part of a wave of Italian-language dramas making an impact in the international content market. Netflix is branding it as a local original, meaning it sits […]

Virgin gets TV boost with Sky veteran hire

Virgin Media has named former Sky Italia programming chief and JimJam founder David Bouchier as its chief digital entertainment officer. The UK-based pay TV operator has tasked Bouchier with leading its content, programming and digital entertainment teams in a bid to “further develop” its television offering. Virgin Media is currently locked in a battle for […]