Sky Vision


Sky Vision formally shuttered after NBCUniversal transfer

Distributor and producer Sky Vision has formally ended operations following its parent company’s acquisition by Comcast-backed NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal (NBCU) Global Distribution has incorporated Sky Vision’s sales arm while its deficit funding and production interests, which include Bake Off creator Love Productions, have been moved to the recently formed Sky Studios. The changes, which were first […]

NBCU distribution boss promises “seamless transition” for Sky Vision takeover

NBCUniversal Global Distribution bosses have promised a “seamless transition” around its takeover of Sky Vision, highlighting that they are on track to integrate the latter business into operations by 1 October. Belinda Menendez, president of NBCUniversal International Television Distribution and Universal Networks International, was among a number of NBCU execs in London on Tuesday (9 […]

NBCUniversal Distribution sets date for Sky Vision takeover

Catherine The Great and Patrick Melrose distributor Sky Vision is to be formally rolled into NBCUniversal Distribution from October 1, ahead of Mipcom later in the month. The changes, which were first revealed in April, come after Comcast acquired European pay operator Sky last year for $40bn. It subsequently chose to close down the broadcaster’s […]

Sales round-up: Sky Vision sells Arabia, SBS Food’s Gusto deal, Passion’s CEE deals

Discovery Asia-Pac acquires Arabia Discovery Networks in Asia Pacific has picked up rights to a show following explorer Levison Wood’s latest travels from Sky Vision. Arabia with Levison Wood (pictured) is produced by Wood’s production company, Blackmane Media, and has been co-funded by Sky Vision, which acquired international distribution rights from Blackmane’s agent, Wolfsong Media. […]

Glenda Jackson returns to TV for BBC One’s ‘Elizabeth Is Missing’

Double Oscar winner Glenda Jackson (Women In Love, Elizabeth R) is to star in BBC One’s adaptation of Elizabeth Is Missing, marking her return to the screen after over 25 years. Adapted from Emma Healey’s novel by Andrea Gibb (Swallows And Amazons), Elizabeth Is Missing will be directed by Aisling Walsh (Room At The Top) […]

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 […]

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