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Sky Vision & Welsh gov’t extend programming fund

Sky Vision, the international distribution and production arm of Sky, and the Welsh Government have agreed to extend its funding to support the creation and production of factual and entertainment TV programmes and formats in Wales. The fund is part of Sky Vision and the Welsh Government’s commitment to support the growth of the independent […]

Red Arrow hires ex-Sky Vision acquisitions head

Red Arrow Studios International has appointed former Sky Vision acquisitions head Alex Fraser to the new position of senior VP of acquisitions. Fraser will be based in London and is responsible for driving international acquisitions and distribution deals across all genres, and developing new programming opportunities globally. The exec will also manage Red Arrow’s London […]

Sky Vision exiting production as chief joins Znak & Co.

The programming chief at the production and distribution arm of Sky is moving to indie Znak & Co, with Sky Vision Productions closing down. Danny Tipping (left) is leaving his post as director of programming and development at Sky Vision Productions to become head of factual at the indie, which counts Sky as its majority […]

Sky gains majority stake in Avanti Media

Sky Vision has announced a new deal with prodco Avanti Media that will see the production and international distribution arm of Sky increase its stake in the company to 51%. Sky Vision acquired a minority stake in the company in early 2017 and has increased its property following a “successful working relationship”. The companies already […]

Disney secures $66bn 21st Century Fox entertainment takeover

The Walt Disney Company has secured a US$66 billion deal that hands it most of 21st Century Fox’s TV and film assets, marking a seismic moment in recent entertainment history. The deal effectively brings to an end Rupert Murdoch’s long career in entertainment media empire building, though he retains control of News Corp, which is […]

Issa Rae diversity initiative backs sci-fi pilot with Sky Vision attached

Fresh Wave!, a diversity talent initiative set up by producing duo Issa Rae (pictured) and Deniese Davis, Sky Vision and Talos Films has chosen its first winner today. The Awoken, by Katelyn Howes, was picked from more than 2000 entries. The entry is a sci-fi drama telling the story of a young adult who is […]

TRX signs BBCWW catalogue for official launch

TRX, the online platform for buying and selling TV rights, has signed BBC Worldwide to list its catalogue of 9,500 titles on the platform as it makes its official launch. Following an 18-month beta phase, the platform is now available to all buyers and sellers around the world, allowing them to engage, negotiate and agree […]

Sky discovers Bad Wolf’s Witches adaptation

UK satcaster Sky has commissioned a drama series, A Discovery of Witches, for its linear and over-the-top services from Bad Wolf. The show begins shooting in September at the new Wolf Studios in Wales and on location in Oxford as Sky’s latest original. Based on a bestselling novel, the series is billed as a “a […]

Sky ploughs another £1m into TRX

UK satcaster Sky has invested another £1 million (US$1.3 million) in rights trading platform TRX. Sky was one of a number of companies and private investors who were part of a £5.2 million funding round in August last year, and has now increased its minority stake. TRX is a UK-based digital distribution platform designed to […]

Sky Vision & Welsh gov’t partner for factual slate

Sky Vision, the international distribution and production arm of Sky, and the Welsh Government will be working on a range of new factual projects funded by the authority. The projects will receive investment as part of the Welsh Entertainment and Factual Fund, which supports the development of new programming from Wales. In addition to supporting […]

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