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Extra: Sky Vision boosts lifestyle content sales; Insight TV launches 4K UHD channel

Sky Vision sells content to 40-plus territories Sky Vision, a production and distribution wing of Comcast-owned Sky, has sold lifestyle docuseries Escape to the Chateau DIY (pictured) and A User’s Guide to ...
February 6, 2019

Sky Vision sells content to 40-plus territories

Sky Vision, a production and distribution wing of Comcast-owned Sky, has sold lifestyle docuseries Escape to the Chateau DIY (pictured) and A User’s Guide to Cheating Death in over 40 territories worldwide.

Escape to the Chateau DIY (20 x 60), a spin off of Escape to the Chateau, is produced by Spark Media Partners for Channel 4. It follows a couple living out their dream of running a French chateaux.

The series has sold worldwide to TV4 (Sweden), TV2 (Denmark), SBS (Netherlands), VRT (Belgium), Foxtel (Australia), Top TV (New Zealand), CBC (Canada), One Africa TV (Angola, Lesotho, Mauritius, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe), and U7 across the CIS region.

Meanwhile, A User’s Guide to Cheating Death, produced by Peacock Alley Production for Vision TV, explores controversial procedures, diets and ancient therapies sought after to improve health and stay young.

The docuseries has sold to Ananey (Israel), DR (Denmark), Planete (France), Telefonica/DTS (Spain), BBC Worldwide Limited, S+ Channel (Medialuso: Mediapro Portugal), UR (Swedish Educational Broadcasting Co), SBS (Australia), Russian Report TV Agency, Societe Radio (Canada), TVNZ (New Zealand), and Spektrum and TV Paprika (Czech Republic, Hungary Slovakia).

Insight TV strengthens U.S. presence with 4K UHD channel launch

Global content creator and TV channel Insight TV is expanding its reach into the U.S. by launching its 4K UHD channel around the clock on RCN Corporation’s digital pay-TV service.

The Insight TV launch began Jan. 7, after RCN began rolling out its 4K-ready set-top boxes to subscribers last year. The device is made by Arris and powered by TiVo’s software and user interface. Insight TV UHD will launch along with seven 4K channels hosted by the SES Ultra HD platform, and is available to all subscribers of the digital basic tier package who have the 4K-ready box.

FirstLook, DCD Rights prep Nurses Who Kill

UK indie prodco FirstLook TV is prepping a third season of the true crime docudrama Nurses Who Kill, in association with UKTV’s Really channel.

Mixing dramatic reenactments and unscripted video, Nurses Who Kill tells the stories of nurses and caregivers who have ended the lives of the people in their care.

Additionally, DCD Rights has pre-sold the new season to the 24/7 true-crime broadcast channel Justice Network in the U.S.

The series’ first two seasons previously sold to Netflix, A+E Networks in Italy, Foxtel in Australia and Middle East VOD service Viu, among others.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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