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UK takes ‘significant step’ as Covid-19 production blueprint unveiled

The UK’s major broadcasters including the BBC, ITV and Sky have unveiled new industry-wide guidelines for producing TV, as the business attempts to work around Covid-19 restrictions. Channel 4, Channel 5, Scotland’s STV, news and factual producer ITN, the Association for Commercial Broadcasters and On-Demand Services (COBA) and producer body Pact have also joined the […]

Sky hires Arrow Pictures alum Poppy Dixon to head factual

Comcast-owned UK satcaster Sky has appointed former Arrow Pictures and Raw TV exec Poppy Dixon to the newly created role of director of documentaries and factual commissioning and announced the launch of two new factual channels, which will fall under her purview. Sky Documentaries will “be the home of world class, real life stories” while […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Painting Covid-19’s impact by numbers

Lockdown might be the new normal for large swathes of the world’s population but its myriad effects on content-skewing companies – and their bottom lines – remain tough to pin down. Things are becoming clearer however, as quarterly results, viewing figures and strategy tweaks come into plainer view. Here are five key figures from the […]

Sky expects to delay international drama shoots until 2021

European media giant Sky is to delay filming on its dramas that have elements shot outside of the UK until spring 2021, scripted chief Cameron Roach has said. Roach, who was speaking on the inaugural controller session organised by the Edinburgh TV Festival, said that scripted series with scenes shot outside of the UK were […]

Sky reveals streaming surge & ‘box-set effect’ of Covid-19 lockdown

European pay TV operator Sky has published a raft of data revealing how viewing habits have changed since the Covid-19 enforced lockdown came into effect in the UK and unveiled its most popular show during that time – Save Me Too. The Comcast-owned company said box-set consumption had increased by 26% between 17 March and […]

Sky unveils doc & nature channel launch dates, donates to Covid-19 fund

European pay-TV operator Sky will launch its two new UK factual channels – Sky Documentaries and Sky Nature – in May, and has donated more than $600,000 to the country’s Covid-19 relief fund. The channels, which were unveiled in February, will start airing from 27 May alongside Sky History, the co-branded venture between the pay-TV […]

Kids round-up: ‘Moominvalley’ lands in Nordics; Super RTL orders monster comedy; ‘Rainbow Rangers’ travels; and more…

Moomins return to the Nordics SF Studios in the Nordics, NRK in Norway and RÚV in Iceland have picked up prodco Gutsy Animations’ series Moominvalley following deals with distributor PGS Entertainment. The 13 x 22-minute series is based upon the popular Moomin stories by Finnish-Swedish author Tove Jansson and was commissioned by Yle in Finland […]

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