Sky New Zealand


Sky New Zealand stares into Hard Sun & eyes American Gods

Sky New Zealand has acquired new pre-apocalyptic BBC drama Hard Sun, as well as Starz and Amazon drama American Gods and Foxtel’s Picnic at Hanging Rock. All three series count FremantleMedia International as their distributor, and each will play on Sky’s SoHo basic tier channel following the new deal. Hard Sun, which comes from Luther […]

BBC & Sky NZ strike new channels deal

Sky New Zealand and BBC Worldwide have renewed a deal for several BBC nets. The Kiwi pay TV platform has extended the carriage deal for BBC UKTV, BBC Knowledge and BBC World News. The pay TV channels are all carried in Sky’s basic tier. BBC UKTV is a the most popular entertainment channel on Sky, […]

BBC & Sky NZ strike new channels deal

Sky New Zealand and BBC Worldwide have renewed a deal for several BBC nets. The Kiwi pay TV platform has extended the carriage deal for BBC UKTV, BBC Knowledge and BBC World News. The pay TV channels are all carried in Sky’s basic tier. BBC UKTV is a the most popular entertainment channel on Sky, […]

Stan OTT service is on Good Behavior

Australian streaming service Stan has acquired US drama series Good Behavior. The SVOD service scooped Australian rights from Turner, which distributes the series and launched it internationally at MIPCOM. The show recently debuted on Turner’s TNT cable net in the US. The thriller follows a thief and con artist (Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery) who is […]

Vice confirms 50+ channel launches

Vice Media’s programming has found distribution in 44 new territories, making a major step forwards for its linear Viceland channel. Vice had previously revealed plans to launch its services in 12 territories following linear net Viceland’s US debut this year, but will in fact be in 51 following today’s announcement of the batch of new […]

News brief: CABLEready secures 220 hours of sales

US-based distributor CABLEready has secured deals with global broadcasters totaling more than 220 hours. Included in the deals are ones with Discovery Turbo and Discovery Science in Latin America for reality series Saw Dogs and season two of Oddities, respectively. Elsewhere in Latin America, NBC has licensed Hollywood-themed Focus On. Asian Food Channel, Australia’s Foxtel, […]

News Corp. selling US$700m Sky NZ stake

News Corp. is selling its 44% stake in Sky New Zealand. Its share in the Kiwi pay TV platform is expected to raise the media giant about US$700 million. Trading in Sky shares was halted as the sale of the News’ share went ahead and is expected to recommend on March 6. Michael Miller, a […]