Gary Davey

Cinemax copro among new Sky originals

UK pay TV service Sky is working up a London-set gangster thriller as a coproduction with US premium network Cinemax. Gangs of London (WT) is one of a number of new shows Sky unveiled at an event in the UK last night, with the others including the Lenny James-penned Save Me and Benedict Cumberbatch-fronted Patrick […]

Sky rubbishes BBC’s ‘bizarre’ SVOD concerns

Sky’s content chief, Gary Davey, has slammed the BBC’s “bizarre” concerns over the arrival of SVOD players Netflix and Amazon in the UK market. Sky Content managing director Davey said, “the golden age of television is just getting started”, and considered the entrance of on-demand players an example of giving “customers more choice” and writers, […]

Sky set to up investment in 4K UHD

Sky is planning to up its investment in 4K UHD content and will launch the Soundbox, its new retail product bringing Dolby Atmos sound to the living room, in mid-November, according to Gary Davey. Speaking at MIPCOM, Sky’s managing director of content said: “We are operating across a whole range of genres… This year we […]

Sky to launch 360-degree video on Facebook

Sky has started producing 360-degree videos and will use Facebook as a distribution platform for this content, according to Sky’s MD of content Gary Davey. Speaking at a Royal Television Society event in London last night, Davey said that Sky has started producing some “really interesting” Virtual Reality (VR) content and filmed something “just the other […]

Sky gives Davey expanded programming role

UK pay TV provider Sky has given German unit Sky Deutschland’s executive vice-president of programming, Gary Davey, an expanded role as managing director, content, with additional responsibility for Sky’s entertainment, movies and news channels in the UK and Ireland. Davey will retain his existing responsibilities at Sky Deutschland and will split his time between London […]

4K can help TV take on “the new barbarians” says France Télévisions

MIPCOM attendees heard yesterday that broadcasters will continue to experiment with 4K TV as a hedge against new media entrants, with France Télévisions promising a push VoD trial later this year. Eric Scherer, director of future media, France Télévisions, speaking on a 4K panel session in Cannes yesterday, said that the broadcaster was experimenting with […]