To be a successful business it is important that the industry in which we work is also successful. Sky acts as a powerhouse for the creative industries in Europe, investing £5.2 billion in quality news, sports and entertainment content. This enables us to offer the best and broadest range of programming for our customers across Europe. Here are some of our highlights:
UK & Ireland: In addition to the launching of our critically acclaimed crime drama, The Last Panthers, we also saw the return of successful shows including The Tunnel, Stella, Penny Dreadful and Mid-Morning Matters, demonstrating the growing maturity of our original productions. Our relaunch of Sky Movies as Sky Cinema has improved the service given to customers, for example, through a new movie premiere offered every day.
Germany & Austria: Production is well underway on our first major original commission in Germany, Babylon Berlin, due to air in 2017 and production is set to start in the coming year on a series adaptation of Das Boot, the Oscar nominated film by Wolfgang Peterson.
Italy: We have celebrated the launching of ‘Young Pope’ across the group, filmed in Italy by Academy Award winner, Paolo Sorrentino. Also, the new Sky Arts Production hub and it’s latest multi-country project, Master of Photography, opened in July.