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Sky comedy chief exits, interim boss installed

Lucy Lumsden, head of comedy at European satcaster Sky, is returning to production. She is leaving Sky on September 25 after six years as its comedy chief and will be replaced in the interim by Jon Mountague. However, she will continue to exec her current slate of programmes until Christmas. In an email to staff, […]

Sky 1 orders latest comedy-drama

UK satellite channel Sky 1 HD has commissioned a six-part comedy drama about a teenager living reaching adulthood in a small Northern English town. After Hours will follow James Tarpey (The World’s End) as an 18 year-old with no job or prospects who gets by listening to a local internet radio station. Jamie Winstone (Kidulthood), […]

2013 LA Screenings Buyer Profile: Sarah Wright, controller of acquisitions, BSkyB

UK pay TV operator BSky is the largest UK-based buyer of US studio programming and picked up a raft of titles at last year’s LA Screenings for its Sky1 HD, Sky Living HD and Sky Atlantic channels. Sarah Wright is controller of acquisitions and as well as working across the channels is also buying studio […]