Sky Vision


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 […]

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 […]

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