Jupiter Entertainment and Sky Vision, the production and distribution arm of Sky, have secured an in-house partnership with Emmy-winning producer and former Propagate Content exec David McKillop.
Under the deal, McKillop will develop and produce original content focused on high-profile factual and documentary, as well as event-based television projects and hybrid scripted programs for select cable networks and digital distributors. In addition, McKillop’s indie shingle Europa will be housed in Jupiter’s Manhattan offices.
UK pay-TV network Sky acquired a majority stake in Jupiter in March 2015, with Sky’s international distribution arm Sky Vision becoming the Wild West Alaska producer’s distribution partner in order to represent upcoming finished programs and formats.
Most recently, McKillop served as chief creative officer and partner in LA-based multi-platform prodco Propagate Content. Previously, he held the title of GM and executive VP of A&E where he developed Duck Dynasty and exec produced such series and films as Storage Wars and the Emmy-winning Cartel Land.
Prior to this, McKillop was senior VP of development and programming for History, launching and developing such series Pawn Stars, Hatfields & McCoys and Gettysburg. In addition, he served as VP of production for Discovery Channel.
“David takes brilliant ideas and turns them into inclusive, populist television,” said Sky Vision managing director Jane Millichip in a statement. “Alongside the commercial and strategic expertise of Sky Vision, this promises to be a terrific partnership.”