Sky set to sell TV3's shows all around the world
Rupert Murdoch's vast media group Sky is thought to be close to signing a landmark deal with TV3 to sell its programmes to international customers.
Since its launch in 2012, Sky Vision has been making in-roads in the area of international distribution and appears to have beaten off competition from Endemol Distribution and Freemantle Media to seal the agreement.
The new deal, worth well over €1m to David McRedmond's Ballymount station, will see Sky Vision have access to TV3's complete back catalogue of home produced programmes including popular series such as Animal A&E, The Lazy Chef and Donal MacIntyre's Breaking Crime. TV3 will also deliver hundreds of hours of new programming across the next two years.
Sky Vision has been aggressively pursuing purchasing more content as it seeks to grow its distribution portfolio. Sky Vision takes over from distributor DRG, who had represented TV3's international sales for the last three years.
Sunday Indo Business