Sky TV

CuriosityStream strikes distribution pacts in Africa, NZ and Bahamas

Science streamer CuriosityStream is growing its international reach, striking distribution pacts in Africa, New Zealand and the Bahamas. Founded by John Hendricks in 2016, the platform features series and feature docs spanning science, nature, history, technology, society and lifestyle programming. It has now struck deals with DStv’s MultiChoice for Africa, which will begin on 21 […]

Euro nets bag Scandi drama Mammon

Beta Films has secured sales of Scandinavian drama Mammon with a number of European, Middle Eastern and Australasian broadcasters. Germany’s ARD Degato has acquired the NRK show along with Sky TV in for New Zealand pay TV, SBS for Australian free TV, Israeli pay platform HOT, Lithuanian free TV channel LRT and Romania’s Antena TV […]

Sky Vision signs back2back development deal

BSkyB-owned Sky Vision has scored an exclusive co-development partnership with UK indie back2back Productions. The pair will work together to co-develop factual programming with international appeal, which Sky Vision will sell on the global market. Sky Vision already handles international distribution for back2back programming for BSkyB-owned channel Sky Arts such as Ignition: Memory Palace, which […]

TVNZ melts Igloo pay TV investment

New Zealand pubcaster has written down its investment in low-cost digital pay TV service Igloo. TVNZ had operated the service with pay TV provider Sky TV following its December 2012 launch. Last year, TVNZ – which operates TV One and TV2 – sold 15% of its 49% minority stake to Sky for NZ$5.75 million (US$4.8 […]

News brief: NGCI, New Zealand net experience Terror in the Skies

National Geographic Channels International and Sky TV in New Zealand are acquired a 4x60mins series that uses user-generated content to tell frightening stories of air disasters. The channels have acquired Terror in the Skies, which Paul Heaney’s TCB Rights distributes. The Arrow Media-produced show first broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK and Smithsonian Channel […]

British Royals doc sells around the world

Six part doc series The Royals has been picked up by a host of international broadcasters. The series examines all elements of the lives of the British Royal Family and is made by UK indie Back2Back Productions (Shaun Ryder on UFOs). The Royals series is sold internationally by Content Television, which has a production and […]

Facebook targets broadcasters with new TV tools

Facebook is taking aim at the TV industry with two new tools that will allow broadcasters to easily integrate conversations and data from the social network. The Public Feed API will give broadcasters access to areal-time feed of public posts for a specific word. The Keyword Insights API aggregates the total number of posts that […]