Sky Vision has seen strong sales of its portfolio of true crime programming with 155 countries acquiring titles from its catalog of real-life crime shows.
Recent sales from the distribution arm of media behemoth Sky include It Takes a Killer, which has been picked up by both Oxygen in the U.S. and CBS Reality in the UK. Justice by Any Means Series 2 has been acquired by Your TV in the UK along with Donal McIntyre’s Breaking Crime (pictured) and The Real NCIS.
Sky Italia, will bring the series Demons in the City of Angels to its audiences, alongside Sky Vision Productions’ Passport to Murder and Death Row Doctors .
After picking up 24 hours of crime content at MIPCOM 2016 to add to its catalog, Sky Vision launched additional crime and factual titles to buyers this January including the true crime series I Knew My Murderer, which investigates the stories of killers who knew their victims and Mysteries of the Unexplained, a new series exploring the world’s perplexing phenomena.
Leona Connell, director of sales, Sky Vision said in a statement that the true crime genre has been very successful in the U.S. and the UK, where Vision has done a number of deals with specialty factual channels.
“I’m delighted Sky Vision has played a role in growing the presence of this genre into other territories such as Italy, Australia and Germany,” Connell said.
In other sales news, Banijay Rights, the distribution arm of the Banijay Group, has sold the broadcast rights for the series Neill Anthony Private Chef to Scripps Networks Interactive and Foxtel.
Scripps has acquired broadcast rights for the Food Network, exclusive to its UK, Europe, Middle East, and Africa territories. Australian media company Foxtel has acquired the broadcast rights for seasons one and two of Private Chef for its Lifestyle Food channel.
The series premiered August 2016 on the Food Network in more than 90 countries and territories across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The second season is slated to air on the Food Network in January 2017, while the series launch is set for the Lifestyle Food channel in May 2017. The 13-part show is produced by South African lifestyle and non-scripted TV production company, Okuhle Media.
Realscreen also reported Monday that London-based distributor TCB Media Rights has sold three of its best-selling titles to American networks. The programs include Abandoned Engineering, Wicked Inventions and Murder Made Me Famous.