Posts tagged as: Sky

Sky And HBO Partner For New Series Starring Jude Law

  Sky and HBO are teaming again, this time on The Third Day. Jude Law will star in the six-parter, which will be the first original from Sky Studios, the Comcast-owned pay-TV giant’s new production unit that was announced Wednesday. Sky will produce alongside Plan B, immersive theater outfit Punchdrunk International, and series writer and […]

Jason Clark Joins The Cast Of Catherine The Great Mini-Series

Jason Clark has been cast opposite Helen Mirren in the upcoming HBO and Sky miniseries Catherine the Great. Clarke will star as Grigory Potemkin, a Russian military commander who became Catherine the Great’s lover, favored statesman and life-long friend. Mirren will star as the titular Russian monarch, who is described as strong-minded, independent, brilliantly intelligent […]

HBO Producing Documentary Based On Subject Of The Serial Podcast

HBO and Sky are producing a documentary series, The Case Against Adnan Syed, that will cover the allegations against the subject of Serial’s first season. The four-hour project will cover the circumstances leading up to Hae Min Lee’s murder in 1999, the original trial and, crucially, the decision in the wake of the podcast to […]

Helen Mirren Comes to TV In New HBO Mini Series

HBO is bringing Helen Mirren to TV. The premium cable network is teaming with Europe’s Sky for a four-part Catherine the Great miniseries starring The Queen Oscar winner Mirren. The mini, which will begin production this year, will star Mirren as Catherine and explore the politically tumultuous and sexually charged court of the most powerful […]

Telefonica, Hutchison Whampoa Confirm Negotiations Over O2 Acquisition

Telefonica, owner of British carrier O2, and Hutchison Whampoa, the parent company of competitor Three, have confirmed they are in talks over a potential acquisition, following earlier reports. The two have entered “exclusive negotiations,” which could see O2 change hands for an estimated £10.25 billion ($15.4 billion) if discussions between the executive teams succeed. According […]

HBO Renews Doll and Em for a Second Season

HBO has picked up the second season of “Doll & Em,” the femme buddy comedy starring Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells. The Sky production revolves around a Hollywood actress who hires her best friend as a personal assistant. In the second season, the two decide to write an Off Broadway play about themselves, luring Evan […]

UK’s Sky Now TV Brings Entertainment, Movies Packages to Apple TV

UK TV network Sky has expanded its Now TV offerings on the Apple TV to include its Entertainment and Movies packages, according to an announcement. The app’s user interface is the largely same — including New In, Most Popular, and Must See categories — but now extends beyond sports, and has adopted a “flat” look […]

Sky Adds Enhancements to Mistika 4K Suites

Sky has made significant upgrades and enhancements to its state-of-the-art dedicated 4k-capable Mistika client suites to boost its color grading and finishing services. Mistika, which has already been placed at the heart of Sky’s creative pipeline, plays a vital role to meet quality and time-sensitive stringent requirements. At the centre of Sky’s high-end programming, the powered-up […]

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