Ugly Brother Studios


Sky expands prodco stable with Blast! deal

Sky has acquired a majority stake in the UK’s Blast! Films, marking the fourth time it has invested in an independent production company. Blast!, founded in 1994, is best known as producer of show such as The Supervet, The Route Masters and 999: What’s Your Emergency?. The firm will continue to operate independently, with founder […]

Sky buys US prodco Jupiter

UK satellite broadcaster Sky has acquired a majority stake in US-based producer Jupiter Entertainment. The 21st Century Fox-backed broadcaster has taken 60% of Jupiter for an undisclosed amount. Nineteen-year-old Jupiter is best known for TLC’s Myrtle Manor, Animal Planet’s Wild West Alaska, Oxygen’s Snapped and ID’s Homicide Hunter. It becomes the third prodco Sky has […]

Sky buys Znak&Jones stake

BSkyB has acquired its second indie stake, this time investing in a transatlantic indie prodco launched this year by former Zodiak and Talpa Media bosses. Sky has taken an equity stake in Znak&Jones Productions, securing international distribution rights for sales arm Sky Vision in the process. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Former Zodiak […]

Sky buys Znak&Jones stake

BSkyB has acquired its second indie stake, this time investing in a transatlantic indie prodco launched this year by former Zodiak and Talpa Media bosses. Sky has taken an equity stake in Znak&Jones Productions, securing international distribution rights for sales arm Sky Vision in the process. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Former Zodiak […]

Sky Vision forms bond with Ugly Brother

UK-based Sky Vision has signed a development deal with LA production house Ugly Brother Studios. The deal will see Ugly Brother develop and produce reality and factual entertainment series for the US and international markets with Sky Vision, which will then sell them. The production and distribution deal represents the first of its kind for […]