Sky steps up battle with Netflix after Chernobyl success - News Summed Up

Sky steps up battle with Netflix after Chernobyl success


Sky hopes that the success of Chernobyl can be repeatedSky is to double its investment in original programming to £1 billion a year as it steps up the battle with streaming giants Netflix and Amazon. The pay-TV broadcaster hopes to build on the success of Chernobyl — currently rated the greatest television programme of all time on IMDb — by pouring hundreds of millions of pounds into new dramas and comedies. At present Sky spends up to £500 million a year on original programming, excluding sports rights. It made 50 original series last year and five years from now is likely to be making about 100 a year. The increase in exclusive content will be driven by Sky Studios, a new Europe-wide development and production capability.


Source: The Times June 12, 2019 11:10 UTC



Loading...
Loading...
  

Loading...