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Sky UK among buyers of Ryan Murphy’s Fox drama 9-1-1

Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution has licensed its high rating cop series 9-1-1 in over 100 countries, including to Sky Living and Now TV in the UK and Ireland. Since its debut this January in the US, 9-1-1 has become the best-rated scripted series on Fox, according to the company. The series, created by Ryan […]

Bennett to lead Sky UK and Ireland after rejig

Sky Atlantic director Zai Bennett will lead the wider Sky Entertainment business in the UK and Ireland after a management realignment. Bennett takes up the new position of director of programmes at Sky Entertainment, which is similar to the role Stuart Murphy held before exiting last year. The appointment is effective immediately. This means Bennett […]

Euro, Lat Am nets find Conviction with eOne

Major networks in the UK, France and Latin America have bought Entertainment One Television’s new US broadcast network drama Conviction. Pay TV channels in the UK and Latin America, Sky Living and Fox Networks Group, respectively, and French commercial broadcaster TF1 have acquired the ABC show, which launched at the LA Screenings this year. The […]

Sky buys J-Lo’s NBC cop series

Sky has acquired Shades of Blue, the US cop thriller starring Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta. The series airs on the NBC broadcast network in the US. Universal Television, Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions, and Ryan Seacrest Productions coproduce the show, which is sold by NBCUniversal International Distribution. The UK pay TV operator will show Shades of […]

My Kitchen Rules drawn up for UK network

British terrestrial broadcaster Channel 4 is brining Australian cooking competition format My Kitchen Rules back to the UK. The network has commissioned a 30x60mins version of the show, My Kitchen Rules UK, which Network Seven-backed prodco 7 Wonder Productions will produce. Sky Living ran the show, which has been a huge hit for Seven in […]

Sky rejigs programming team

Sky has installed a new head of comedy and rejigged its senior programming team across Sky 1 and Sky Living. Sky 1 director Adam MacDonald has been given a wider role, and will now also run female-skewed entertainment channel Sky Living. The change sees former Living boss Julia Barry move to new role in Sky’s […]

Hulu secures British poltergeist drama

US streaming service Hulu has bought British poltergeist drama The Enfield Haunting. The show, a ratings hit for UK pay TV channel Sky Living, became available to Hulu’s free and pay customers yesterday. Basic cable channel A&E has already picked up linear US rights to the three-part miniseries, which comes from Eleven Film and is […]

Sky Living checks NBC’s Blindspot

UK pay TV channel has acquired new season NBC mystery drama Blindspot from Warner Bros. International Television Distribution. The show launched strongly to 10.6 million viewers (a 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demo) this week, benefiting from lead-in from singing competition show The Voice. Blindspot was well-received at the LA Screenings earlier this year. It […]

Sky hires non-scripted trio

UK-based satcaster Sky has hired a trio of commissioners to work across its non-scripted programming arm. Shirley Jones is one hire at the non-scripted division run by Celia Taylor (pictured), with Bill Hobbins joining from All3Media-owned Lion Television and Oxford Film & Television’s head of special projects James Quinn. Sky has been hunting new execs […]

E4 bags Supernatural after Sky Living drop

UK digital channel E4 has acquired rights to US demon hunter drama Supernatural after pay TV channel Sky Living decided to drop it from its schedule. E4 has closed a deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution that will see the Wonderland Sound and Vision and Warner Bros. Television-produced show launch in early 2015. Paycaster […]

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