Sky Vision


NBCU Int’l makes structural changes, folds Sky Vision sales ops

NBCUniversal International (NBCUI) is set for a restructure after Comcast’s acquisition of Sky, which will see it close Sky Vision’s sales operations and reshuffle its channels. Sky Vision’s sales operation will now be folded into NBCUniversal Global Distribution, under chairman Kevin MacLellan. The Sky company’s MD Jane Millichip will oversee production entities such as Love […]

Sales round-up: Globo, All3Media deliver in Germany; Sky Vision scores for lifestyle

Globo sends telenovela Total Dreamer to Germany   Brazilian broadcaster Globo has sold telenovela Total Dreamer into German free-to-air channel Sixx. The Globo-produced drama is to premiere on 11 February in a 4.30pm slot, and marks the first sale of a Globo programme into the ProSiebenSat-owned broadcaster. The drama – which follows a homeless young woman whose life […]

Sales round-up: Sky Vision, Federation, Orange Smarty

Sky Vision inks volume deal with Russia’s Amedia TV The production and distribution arm of Sky has signed a multi-year volume deal with Russian premium pay-TV and SVOD platform Amedia TV. In a first for Sky Vision, the three-year volume deal includes both scripted and non-scripted content. Titles included in the package include Sky originals such as […]

What Friends tells us about rights ownership in 2019

Media giants building SVODs to rival Netflix are talking the talk, but who will walk the walk? Manori Ravindran investigates the knock-on effects of consolidation and the bigger picture around windowing and rights ownership. If 2018’s media disruption taught us anything, it was to expect the unexpected in the laser-focused drive for scale. As potential […]

A+E Networks hires Sky Vision scripted exec for co-pro drive

A+E Networks International has hired Moreyba Bidessie as director of scripted development and sales as part of a push into international co-productions. Based in London, the former Sky Vision exec is charged with developing the scripted acquisitions strategy to complement the current slate of original scripted projects from A+E Studios with new international co-productions. A+E […]

MIPCOM 2018: The Inside Scoop

FAANG, Endemol and Comcast were front of mind for delegates at a lively MIPCOM market, which appeared to be in rude health despite studios such as Sony believed to be weighing up their future in Cannes. While a quieter MIPTV in April tends to skew perceptions of the drama-focused MIPCOM – which ran from October […]

Op-ed: Cutting through the clutter with the right story

Jason Simms, director of drama and comedy at Sky Vision, tries to keep up with television. Way back in 2015, Andy Samberg opened the Emmys with a fantastic song-and-dance number about the impossibility of keeping up with every new TV show. Faced with the shame of being called out at dinner parties because he wasn’t […]

Sky Vision to coproduce Blood with Element 8

Sky Vision has set a deal to coproduce English-language crime thriller Blood, set in Amman, Jordan, with Element 8 Entertainment. For the first time, Sky Vision will work with Element 8 to build a raft of coproduction deals for the title with a select number of anchor networks worldwide. Sky will add deficit finance to the […]

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 […]

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