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Sky moves into original films in latest content push

Sky has announced plans to commission and acquire exclusive rights to original films, in its latest push into original content. Sky revealed the launch of Sky Cinema Original Films at the same time as its half year results, and said its plans involve showing its original films in cinemas at the same time as they […]

Kudos launches Manchester-based sister firm

Kudos, the producer behind shows Broadchurch, Humans and Tin Star, has launched a Manchester-based sister company, Kudos North. Led by newly hired development producer Laura Conway, the new company will establish an open door to the north of England and look to produce new dramas with international appeal with unique voices. Salford-based actress and writer […]

Sky scraps overnight measurements

UK paycaster Sky is to scrap overnight measurements in favour of a seven-day cumulative audience read. Sky director of programmes Zai Bennett said the “way the industry reports on TV viewing ultimately means that we’re under-selling ourselves”, adding: “We need to be more transparent.” In an open letter, Bennett said Sky was “supportive” of UK […]

Amazon acquires Sky’s Tin Star

Amazon has acquired Tin Star for the US from UK-based distributors Endemol Shine International and Sky Vision. The series will debut on Amazon Prime Video in the US later this year, following its debut on UK pay TV platform Sky. Last week, Amazon US bought rights to FremantleMedia-sold Australian drama Picnic at Hanging Rock. Tin […]

Elba, Ridley lead major Sky drama investment

Sky has commissioned six dramas that feature talent including Idris Elba, John Ridley, Julia Stiles, Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks, in a major move underlining the European satcaster’s clout in the high-end originals space. Namely, the shows are Guerilla, Tin Star, Delicious, Riviera, Jamestown and The Last Dragonslayer. Actor Elba (Luther, The Wire) will co-star in […]