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Sky Call for Ideas from Ireland for Sky One
29 Aug 2017 : Deirdre Hopkins
Philip Edgar Jones, Director of Sky Arts and Head of Entertainment.met with SPI members in Dublin recently. Sky is looking for new content ideas for its premier entertainment channel – Sky One.

Below are key focus points from Edgar-Jones: 
There are three areas of focus for Sky:

1.    Factual Entertainment Formats
Time slot: 9pm
Flexible in terms of number and duration.
 
2.    Scaled Entertainment Event Programmes
Time slot: to play at 9pm
Flexible in terms of number and duration.

As a broad steer for both these areas Sky are keen to take movie tropes and turn them into entertainment formats (e.g. Carmageddon took “Mad Max” as inspiration, while Revolution started with “Rollerball”).

Sky have a crime/thriller reality show in development and they are developing horror reality as an area too. So that’s genre is covered. 

They are also looking for something unique and unusual – something to get people talking. It’s always better if something feels like it exists in the real world and has authenticity rather than feeling forced for Telly. They are not ruling out dating if the right format should come along.

3.    Comedy Entertainment
Time Slot: 10pm
Half hour durations

What Sky are NOT Looking For:
•  Factual series or one-off docs
•  "Authored journeys”, at this stage
•  Singing show (as we have one in production and one in development already)
•  Studio game shows

Closing date: 31st October 2017
(if you are interested in submitting, please contact editor@iftn.ie for Sky email address)

 




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