Sky Vision, the production and distribution arm of Sky, has signed a multi-year volume deal with leading Russian premium pay TV and SVOD platform Amedia TV.
In a first for Sky Vision, the three-year volume deal consists of scripted and non-scripted content available to the platform.
The selection for the first year will include Scripted Drama Series and Mini Series, Comedy Series, Factual documentaries as well as Library Scripted Series, which includes a number of Sky Vision’s top dramas, including the Sky Original action drama Curfew, Lennie James’ gritty series Save Me, and the much anticipated Catherine the Great, starring Helen Mirren. The deal was brokered by Suzanne Flowerday-Nilson for Sky Vision.
Curfew, from producer Vertigo, is an exhilarating and action-packed drama from the award-winning producers of Peaky Blinders. It follows the story of ordinary people who compete in the world’s fastest, most furious, illegal night-time street race, setting out to win the ultimate prize — freedom from the totalitarian government curfew that controls their lives. Curfew features a star-studded ensemble cast that includes Sean Bean (Game of Thrones), Billy Zane (Titanic), Miranda Richardson (Churchill) and Adrian Lester (Riviera).
The critically acclaimed Save Me, which airs on Amediateka (SVOD), Amedia Premium and Amedia Hit channels from 7th February, follows Nelson ‘Nelly’ Rowe (Lennie James) and his search for Jody, his missing daughter. On his way to finding Jody, Nelly will risk his life and the lives of others close to him. The series also stars Suranne Jones (Scott & Bailey, Doctor Foster) and Stephen Graham (This is England, Broadwalk Empire) and is co-written and executive produced by Lennie James.
Catherine the Great is a four-part drama that delves into the politically tumultuous and sexually charged court of the most powerful female monarch in history. Catherine wielded supreme power throughout Russia for nearly half of the 18th century – strong-minded, independent, brilliantly intelligent and sexually liberated, she was the definition of the modern woman. The mini-series follows Catherine towards the end of her reign and her passionate affair with Grigory Potemkin, looking at how together they shaped Russia as we know it today. It stars Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke.