SkyShowtime acquires ‘Mentiras Pasajeras’ & ‘Las Invisibles’ for Spain & Portugal

European streamer SkyShowtime has acquired two new original series – Mentiras Pasajeras and Las Invisibles – for Spain and Portugal. Both shows will be available to stream later in the year. Produced by Paramount and El Deseo, Mentiras Pasajeras (aka Fleeting Lies), will premiere at Series Mania on 20 March. Starring Hugo Silva and Elena Anaya, 8 x 30-minute […]

TBI Weekly: Where WBD & its former content goes next

A rapid-fire succession of headlines this week has illuminated what comes next for Warner Bros. Discovery’s (WBD) international content strategy, as light finally broke through the fog of uncertainty hanging over a smorgasbord of canned HBO Max shows. The news last year that HBO Max was stripping shows, u-turning on commissions and closing down original […]

SkyShowtime rescues dropped HBO Max European originals

SkyShowtime, the recently launched Comcast and Paramount joint-streamer, has acquired 21 former HBO Max European originals in a deal with Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD). The service has picked up exclusive European rights to 168 episodes – more than 150 hours in total – of both new, unaired shows and programming that previously premiered on HBO […]

SkyShowtime goes live across Europe & sets CEE launch date

SkyShowtime has gone live in swathes of Europe, as the Comcast and Paramount joint-streamer revealed launch dates for its expansion into Central and Eastern Europe. The service, which offers shows such as Sylvester Stallone’s Tulsa King and Yellowstone prequel 1923, will become available in Bulgaria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Serbia, Slovenia and Montenegro from […]

SkyShowtime sets Portugal & Netherlands launch for next week

Comcast and Paramount-owned streamer SkyShowtime is to launch in the Netherlands and Portugal on 25 October. The launches follow SkyShowtime’s launch across the Nordics last month. Customers in the two countries will have access to exclusive television premieres of first-run theatrical films, new and exclusive scripted series, kids and family content and a selection of […]

SkyShowtime names Paramount exec as VP of distribution & partnerships

SkyShowtime has named a Paramount exec to work across its roll-out of the soon-to-launch streamer. David Urgell becomes VP of distribution & partnerships at SkyShowtime, the Comcast and Paramount-operated service that yesterday revealed its launch plans for the Nordics. Urgell had most recently been SVP of strategy, operations & business development at Paramount’s international streaming division, […]

SkyShowtime lines up Nordic launch date & programming offer

Comcast and Paramount have unveiled the launch date, cost and show line-up for its combined streamer SkyShowtime. The streamer, first revealed in mid-2021, will debut on 20 September in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, followed by an expansion into the Netherlands later in Q4. The roll-out will continue across Spain, Portugal, Andorra, and Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) […]

SkyShowtime appoints HBO Max & Disney execs to senior roles

Pan-European streamer SkyShowtime has appointed former HBO Max exec Roberto Soto as chief strategy officer and named Disney alum John Heinemann as general counsel. Both will join the company later this year, with Soto arriving from his role as SVP & head of growth marketing for EMEA at the Warner Bros. Discovery-owned streamer, which is […]

SkyShowtime snags BBC Studios exec as head of programming

Pan-European streamer SkyShowtime has appointed BBC Studios’ Jon Farrar as head of programming. Farrar will be responsible for programming strategy, overseeing the Paramount and Comcast-backed service’s pipeline of partner studio content, and building a programming team across SkyShowtime’s markets to develop original and local content. Farrar will also lead the acquisitions, scheduling and editorial, and content […]