Big Talk

Sky hires Big Talk exec as comedy commissioner

Sky has hired Big Talk Productions’ Josh Cole as commissioning editor for comedy. In the role, Cole will commission and executive produce a range of original comedy for Sky. Cole joins UK satcaster Sky this autumn as Sky 1 gets set to debut a range of new comedies. Original productions such as Jack Whitehall’s Bounty […]

ITV Studios buying spree to continue, US drama push planned

Kevin Lygo has told TBI that ITV Studio’s aggressive indie buying spree will continue and that the next phase will see it move into the US scripted TV market. “We’re growing significantly and, internationally, the content acquisition strategy will continue for a while,” Lygo said in an exclusive interview. Buoyed by the recent strong performance […]

Broadcasters pick up Jon Hamm, Daniel Radcliffe Bulgakov drama

Several international broadcasters have acquired A Young Doctor’s Notebook, the new drama series about the early life of Russian playwright Mikhail Bulgakov. HBO Latin America, RTL Passion in Germany and Yes in Israel are among the first buyers for the series, which was transmitted on Sky Arts in the UK. It proved the pay TV […]