June 21, 2018
In this week's edition:
• Sky Vision's Jane Millichip
• Distributor Spotlights: Global Screen & TCB Media Rights
In the news
The Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox revealed an updated merger agreement yesterday at the higher price of $38 per share. This followed Comcast offering to buy the assets that 21st Century Fox agreed to sell to Disney for $35 per share in cash. In related news, the U.K.’s Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport received commitments from Disney and 21st Century Fox over the future of Sky News, while Endemol Shine Group is reportedly seeking a buyer for 21st Century Fox’s and Apollo Global Management’s stakes in the company. Meanwhile, Warner Bros., HBO and Turner are now officially part of AT&T following the telco giant’s completion of its acquisition of Time Warner, which has been renamed WarnerMedia. And in other news, Apple clinched a multiyear content partnership with Oprah Winfrey to create original programs.
Sky Vision’s Jane Millichip
By Anna Carugati
Sky Vision manages a catalog of some 6,000 hours of programming, consisting of shows commissioned by Sky as well as titles from third-party platforms. Sky Vision also owns stakes in production companies in the U.K. and the U.S. While these entities allow Sky Vision to draw on ideas and IP from creators of a range of genres, Jane Millichip, managing director, is keen on maintaining a curated slate for the company.
In this video interview, Millichip talks about Sky Vision’s drama strategy and how financing for scripted content has changed. She also discusses the importance of factual entertainment and formats within the company’s catalog.
Watch the interview here.
Distributor Spotlight: Global Screen
ADDRESS: Sonnenstrasse 21, 80331
TELEPHONE: (49-89) 2441295-500
MANAGING DIRECTOR: André Druskeit
HEAD, TV SALES & ACQUISITIONS: Alexandra Heidrich
PROGRAMS: The Joshua Profile: 1x105 min., thriller; Charité: 6x48 min., historical drama; Weissensee: 24x48 min., drama; Buried Truth: 6x60 min., drama/crime; eLegal: 10x52 min., crime; Streets of Berlin: 6x90 min., crime; Welcome to Hindafing: 6x45 min., dramedy.
“Global Screen delivers high-quality entertainment for adults and kids alike, with fiction and documentary programs for successful exploitation on TV, video and online. Our dedicated acquisition team is constantly on the lookout for new programs with strong market potential, from Germany and the rest of the world.
We focus on unique series and event movies that enable broadcasters and platforms to satisfy their audiences’ demand for high-quality entertainment. Most recently, we acquired The Joshua Profile, [based on] the best seller of the same name by internationally renowned author Sebastian Fitzek. This nail-biting thriller deals with an explosive subject that’s already frighteningly real: predictive policing—data-based crime prevention. In a race against time, a law-abiding citizen and loving father is chased through the vibrant metropolis of Berlin for a crime he hasn’t committed—yet. Breathless tension is guaranteed.”
—Alexandra Heidrich, Head, TV Sales & Acquisitions
Distributor Spotlight: TCB Media Rights
ADDRESS: The Lightbox, 111 Power Rd., Chiswick, London W4 5PY, U.K.
TELEPHONE: (44-203) 735-5222
CEO: Paul Heaney
SENIOR SALES MANAGER: Mem Bakar
SALES MANAGER: Simona Argenti
SALES EXECUTIVE: Holly Cowdery
PROGRAMS: Animal Airport: S3 26x30 min./13x60 min., animals; Bondi Rescue: S13 10x30 min., reality/entertainment; Vikings: The Lost Realm: 6x60 min., history; Combat Machines: 8x60 min., science & technology; A Killer’s Mistake: 10x60 min., crime & investigation; Marry Me, Marry My Family: 3x60 min., health & lifestyle; Modern Royals: 1x60 min., reality/entertainment; Rich Kids Go Skint: 6x60 min., reality/entertainment; SUV Superbuild: 10x60 min., reality/entertainment; Murder Made Me Famous: S5 6x60 min., crime & investigation.
TRAILERS: Please visit TCB Media Rights’ Screening Room to view clips of Animal Airport, Bondi Rescue, Vikings: The Lost Realm, Combat Machines, A Killer’s Mistake, Marry Me, Marry My Family, Modern Royals, Rich Kids Go Skint and more.
“TCB Media Rights launched in late 2012 to offer a full suite of distribution services, leveraging its global contacts, experience and knowledge to unlock the maximum creative and commercial potential from each project. Focusing on presales, IP co-creation, co-financing and now crucially bringing content briefs from broadcasters directly to producers, this is a distributor with a difference. TCB has gone on to become one of the fastest-growing unscripted distributors in the business, forging relationships with some of the most highly regarded production companies in the global business. TCB Media Rights now has more than 150 titles and 2,000 hours in its rapidly expanding portfolio and [brought] over 20 brand-new as well as successful returning series to MIPTV.”
—Paul Heaney, CEO
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