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Sky takes UK rights to CBS series Madam Secretary

UK pay TV platform BSkyB has picked up new US drama Madam Secretary. The series will go out on Sky’s female-skewed Sky Living channel in the UK. In the US it is one of the new season shows on broadcast network CBS, debuting to strong ratings, debuting to over 17 million viewers. CBS Studios International […]

Sky Living buys Stalker from Warner Bros.

Sky Living has continued a busy round of commissions and acquisitions with the pick-up of upcoming US drama Stalker. The series will be part of broadcast net CBS’ fall schedule. The Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries) show follows a pair of detectives – Maggie Q (Nikita) and Dylan McDermott (Hostages) – investigating stalking incidents. The show […]

Sky Living orders Timothy Spall poltergeist drama

BSkyB has ordered a new three-part poltergeist drama, TBI has learned, as the pay TV broadcaster continues to ramp-up investment in original content. The Enfield Haunting has just entered production in the UK. The three-parter is based based on the Guy Lyon Mayfair non-fiction book about the ‘Enfield Poltergeist’, This House is Haunted: The True […]

TalkTalk bags Sky catch-up rights, extends deal

UK telco TalkTalk has extended its arrangement with BSkyB with a new deal that hands it catch-up programming from premium channels Sky Sports and Sky Movies. The new multi-year wholsale agreement means TalkTalk will continue to offers its pay TV customers Sky Sports and Sky Movies channels, including the upcoming European football net Sky Sports […]

Discovery, Foxtel get new arrival with Spun Gold series

Discovery in Europe and Latin America and Foxtel in Australia have picked up pregnancy and parenting unscripted series Nine Months Later. The 6x60mins observational doc is produced by UK indie Spun Gold with Bellota Productions and originally went out on UK pay TV channel Sky Living. Conceived by two new mums, Nine Months Later follows […]

Buyers Briefing digital season: Will Ennett, TalkTalk

Name: Will Ennett Title: Head of pay TV content, TalkTalk Former Blinkbox and Viasat buyer Will Ennett joined UK telco TalkTalk a year ago as head of pay TV content, a role that sees him strike deals for the TalkTalk TV pay service, which is available through internet TV service YouView. He becomes the first […]

Remedy taps ex-Sky factual exec

Argonon Group-owned Remedy Productions has hired ex-Sky Living commissioner Sophie Wurzer-Willliams as head of factual entertainment. The music and entertainment-focused producer is targeting a move into factual entertainment formats and series, and Wurzer-Williams will recruit a new team to that end. Wurzer-Williams will report to Remedy’s chief creative officer Tom Blakeson and managing director Juliet […]

Roughcut cuts Sky channels development deal

UK indie producer Roughcut TV has agreed a programming deal with Sky whereby it will develop shows for the UK pay TV operator, which will sell them through its distribution arm Sky Vision. The co-development and distribution deal will see the Ash Atalla-owned producer develop ideas with international appeal for Sky 1 and Sky Living. […]

DCD sells Aussie dramas to Sky, C5 and Hulu

UK-based distributor DCD Rights agreed US and UK deals for two of its Australian dramas. In the US, online platform Hulu has bought comedy series A Moody Christmas. The 6x30mins show, about the dysfunctional Moody family, went out on pubcaster the ABC in Australia and has also been acquired by UK pay TV channel Sky […]

Sky’s NOW TV adds premium channel brands

UK satellite TV provider BSkyB has bolstered its pay-monthly OTT service NOW TV by adding ten TV channels – including Sky1, Discovery and MTV – as part of a new entertainment package. The NOW TV Entertainment Month Pass will give users access to Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living, Sky Arts 1, Discovery, MTV, Comedy […]