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Gangs of London a hit for Sky with 2.23 million viewers

Sky Atlantic’s latest drama Gangs of London has proved a hit with audiences to become the broadcaster’s second biggest original drama launch ever. The broadcaster said that the show saw a 7 day cumulative audience of 2.23 million viewers for the opening episode with a total of over 16.6 million downloads across the series so […]

Amazon US makes UK and Spanish drama deals

Amazon has snagged two new international scripted series, coming on board the upcoming season of Sky’s drama Fortitude, and acquiring Spanish primetime prison drama Locked Up. Supernatural drama Fortitude is on Sky Atlantic in the UK and now has Amazon as its US partner after the streaming service bought it for the US. The SVOD […]

Bennett to lead Sky UK and Ireland after rejig

Sky Atlantic director Zai Bennett will now lead the wider Sky Entertainment business in the UK and Ireland after a management realignment. Bennett takes up the new role of director of programmes at Sky Entertainment, which is similar to the role Stuart Murphy held before exiting last year. The appointment is effective immediately. This means […]

Sky snags Coogan comedy The Trip

Sky has ordered a third season of The Trip in a move that will see the comedy series transition from the BBC to Sky Atlantic. The move means the series will go from free- to pay TV in the UK following the route taken by another Steve Coogan series, with the new Alan Partridge show, […]

Sky Deutschland extends exclusive HBO deal

Sky Deutschland has signed a multi-year extension to its exclusive HBO deal, giving it the rights to the pay TV firm’s top programming until the end of the decade.  Under the new deal, all of HBO’s premium new productions will continue to premiere exclusively on SkyAtlantic in Germany and Austria. However, the new contract also […]

Sky Atlantic poaches BBC Three’s Zai Bennett

BBC Three controller Zai Bennett is leaving the UK pubcaster to become director of Sky Atlantic. The news comes after the BBC announced that youth-skewing BBC Three will move to an online-only service. Bennett joined the BBC in 2011 and as boss of youth-skewed BBC Three has overseen shows including The Call Centre, Life And Death Row, Tough Young […]

HBO cuts Sky Italia deal

Sky Italia has agreed an exclusive programming deal with HBO as it prepares its own version of the UK’s Sky Atlantic channel. This will see shows such as True Detective and Boardwalk Empire broadcasting on the new Sky Italia’s channel, Sky Atlantic HD. The deal mirrors the agreement BSkyB has with HBO in the UK, […]

Sky and FX agree comedy pact

Sky and FX Networks have announced plans to team up and develop new comedy aimed at audiences in the US and UK. The two-year deal will see the firms co-fund and co-develop new, post-watershed, half-hour scripted comedy. The firms said that the co-development deal will “involve the very best on- and off-screen talent from both […]

Sky’s Now TV adds entertainment channels

Sky has bolstered its pay-monthly OTT service, Now TV, by adding ten TV channels – including Sky1, Discovery and MTV – as part of a new entertainment package. The Now TV Entertainment Month Pass will give users access to Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living, Sky Arts 1, Discovery, MTV, Comedy Central, Gold, Disney and […]

Sky Atlantic launches in Germany

The Sky Atlantic channel was officially launched in Germany yesterday with a party thrown in Hamburg attended by about 500 guests including Game of Thrones stars Emilia Clarke, Michelle Fairley and Tom Wlaschiha, and Sky Deutschland CEO Brian Sullivan. The channel kicked off with the German TV premier of the second season of Game of […]