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Pay-tv Operator Sky Launches Entertainment Channel Sky 1 in Germany, Austria

3 November 2016 6:23 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

European pay-tv operator Sky has launched its entertainment channel Sky 1 in Germany and Austria, which joins its existing services, Sky Atlantic, Sky Arts and Sky Kids, as well as its library of on-demand content. Sky 1’s offering includes drama from HBO and Showtime, as well as local and European Sky shows.

Sky 1 will be available exclusively for Sky customers through linear and on-demand viewing via Sky Go, Sky On Demand and Sky Ticket.

Sky 1 in Germany launches this evening with the first episode of the local version of cooking show “Masterchef,” produced exclusively for the channel, followed by the 11th series of “Supernatural.” Other programming highlights include Sky original productions “The Tunnel: Sabotage” and “Hooten & the Lady”; the U.K. documentary “Dogs Might Fly”; political drama series “Madam Secretary”; and action-packed series “Shooter.” Sky 1 will also show exclusive German premieres of drama series “Victoria,” “Medici: Masters of Florence” and “24: Legacy” starting later in the year.

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- Leo Barraclough

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Sky profits break $2bn

28 July 2016 5:01 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The pay-tv broadcaster saw profits surge 12% over the last year.

Sky has posted strong full-year financial results with revenue and profit both up as the pay-tv operator starts to take advantage of bringing together its European services.

The company also brushed off concerns surrounding Brexit as it revealed plans to move aggressively into virtual reality.

Group revenue was up 7% to $15.8bn (£12bn) in the twelve months to end of June 2016, up from $14.7bn (£11.2bn) last year, while operating profit rose 12% from $1.8bn (£1.4bn) to $2.05bn (£1.56bn).

UK revenue passed $10.5bn (£8bn) for first time, up 7% from $10.3bn (£7.82bn) to $11bn (£8.37bn).

This was helped by Sky adding 445,000 new UK subscribers, more than half of its total additions of 808,000. However Sky no longer breaks out its television subscriber numbers.

The firm also unveiled plans to launch a virtual reality app and to produce 12 short films from its in-house Vr studios to complement initial experiments in Formula 1, football and boxing »

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At 40, Aardman Animations Stays Stubbornly Eccentric

10 June 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In 1995, at pretty much the midpoint of Aardman Animations’ 40-year history, the Bristol-based cartoon studio’s co-founders, Peter Lord and David Sproxton, hatched the crazy idea of making a feature-length stop-motion film. It would be a send-up of the classic prison-break movie “The Great Escape.”

But starring chickens.

“It was really kind of a freak idea,” recalls Lord, who directed what became “Chicken Run,” the first of Aardman’s six features.

This was shortly before Pixar launched the CG revolution with “Toy Story,” and though Aardman was about to win its third Oscar for the Wallace and Gromit short “A Close Shave” [incidentally, the project in which it introduced hit character Shaun the Sheep], hardly anyone was making big-screen cartoon. In fact, apart from the work Henry Selick was doing for producer Tim Burton in the United States [most notably “A Nightmare Before Christmas”], the idea of an entire movie in stop-motion seemed outlandish.

“Audiences love that sense of tangibility, the sense that it isn’t perfect.” David Sproxton

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- Peter Debruge

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At 40, Aardman Animations Stays Stubbornly Eccentric

10 June 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In 1995, at pretty much the midpoint of Aardman Animations’ 40-year history, the Bristol-based cartoon studio’s co-founders, Peter Lord and David Sproxton, hatched the crazy idea of making a feature-length stop-motion film. It would be a send-up of the classic prison-break movie “The Great Escape.”

But starring chickens.

“It was really kind of a freak idea,” recalls Lord, who directed what became “Chicken Run,” the first of Aardman’s six features.

This was shortly before Pixar launched the CG revolution with “Toy Story,” and though Aardman was about to win its third Oscar for the Wallace and Gromit short “A Close Shave” [incidentally, the project in which it introduced hit character Shaun the Sheep], hardly anyone was making big-screen cartoon. In fact, apart from the work Henry Selick was doing for producer Tim Burton in the United States [most notably “A Nightmare Before Christmas”], the idea of an entire movie in stop-motion seemed outlandish.

“Audiences love that sense of tangibility, the sense that it isn’t perfect.” David Sproxton

But then, »

- Peter Debruge

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