Sky Italia

Sky Italia makes online TV play

Sky in Italy has launched a Roku-powered Sky Online TV Box, a streaming device that is similar to the Now TV box Sky offers in the UK. Viewers can use the box to access Sky programming, without taking out a full Sky subscription, via the company’s internet TV service Sky Online. Other apps, such as […]

Sky, Scandi nets join Attenborough’s Conquest

Sky’s Italian business and a pair of Scandinavian pubcasters have acquired David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies from the UK’s Atantic Productions. Following the deals, the 3x60mins doc series, which looks at the beauty and science of flight, will air on Italian pay TV and on NRK in Norway and SVT in Sweden. ABC in Australia […]

Sky ‘squeezes out’ remaining Deutschland shares

Sky has confirmed it is to acquire the remaining 4% of the shares in Sky Deutschland that it does not already own through a compulsory “squeeze out” procedure that takes the German pay TV unit off the stock market. Sky said that the required shareholder resolution is expected to be adopted by Sky Deutschland in […]

My Restaurant Rocks with Sky Italia

Sky Italia has ordered a version of Red Arrow International format My Restaurant Rocks for its pay TV operation. Zodiak Media-owned prodco Magnolia will produce the show, which will air weekly from March 4. Magnolia’s chief creative officer Stefano Orsucci said the show would be “a great opportunity for viewers of Sky Italia to not […]

Sky takes UK and German rights to Italy’s 1992

Sky has acquired 1992, the upcoming political drama produced for Sky Italia, for its UK and Germany pay TV platforms. The deal means that all of the European Sky operations will show the gritty thriller series, which is about to have its world premiere at the Berlinale festival. All of the European Sky services – […]

Combined Sky reports bumper customer growth

Sky reported strong customer growth in the UK, Ireland, Germany and Austria in its first set of results since the newly expanded company bought out Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia. For its fiscal second quarter, ending December 31, Sky reported “significant outperformance” in the UK and Ireland, adding 204,000 new customers – its highest growth […]

Sky CEO Darroch to deliver MIPTV keynote

Sky’s group chief executive Jeremy Darroch is due to deliver a ‘Media Mastermind Keynote’ at MIPTV in April. Darroch is due to speak on the first day of the content market, on Monday April 13, as part of the MipTV conference programme, which is themed this year around “The Millennial Shift” and the move towards […]

European deals for TCB

TCB Media Rights has shopped a raft of programming to broadcasters in France, Germany and Italy. In Germany ProSiebenSat.1 has acquired Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder’s MegaTruckers and news channel N24 has bought four Arrow Media shows including 747: The Jumbo Revolution. French digital terrestrial channel RMC Decouverte has picked up a ten-show package from TCB that […]

Sky appoints content boss

Sky has appointed Sky Deutschland executive Gary Davey its UK content boss, filling the role vacated by Sophie Turner Laing. Davey becomes managing director, content, and will assume responsibility for the Sky’s entertainment, movies and news channels in the UK and Ireland. He will take on that role alongside his existing responsibilities as executive VP, […]

Fox merges Turkish free, pay arms

Fox International Channels’ pay and free TV businesses in Turkey are merging. Fox International Channels Turkey and Fox Turkey will now operate as a single business unit under FIC’s executive VP, southern Europe and Africa Adam Theiler. The change results in the departure of Pietro Vicari, who has run the Fox Turkey business for the […]