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Yeti Television appoints Greenwood

Yeti Television has announced the appointment of Simon Greenwood as Series and Executive Producer. Greenwood brings over 20 years’ experience of producing factual content for a range of channels, as well as his specialist knowledge of the Observational documentary genre. Prior to making his mark in the factual TV space, Greenwood worked as a Broadcast […]

January 19, 2023

Sky’s Edgar-Jones awarded OBE

Sky has announced that Phil Edgar-Jones, Director of Sky Arts and Entertainment, has been awarded an OBE for service to the Arts and Television in the 2023 New Year Honours List. Edgar-Jones was appointed Director of Sky Arts in 2014, having joined Sky as Head of Entertainment in 2012.  Since then, he has driven the […]

December 30, 2022

Sky Arts readies eighth season of Landscape Artist of the Year

Sky Arts embarks on a search across Britain and Ireland for a new star of landscape painting with a new season of Landscape Artist of the Year, airing on Sky Arts, Freeview and NOW on January 11th 2023. Presenting duo Joan Bakewell and Stephen Mangan are back as hosts following a successful run of Portrait […]

December 7, 2022

Yeti wins Sky Arts commission for Spike Milligan doc

Welsh indie Yeti Television has announced its commission from Sky Arts, for Spike Milligan: The Unseen Archive (1×90’), a feature length film that provides an insight into the life and career of Spike Milligan. Spike Milligan: The Unseen Archive is an intimate and in-depth look at the newly discovered personal archive of Spike Milligan’s work, […]

November 11, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Sky Arts announces line-up of Christmas programmes

Sky Arts has announced its line-up of shows for the Christmas period. Showcasing everything from favourite festive carols and musicals to Christmas literature and nativity artworks, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Phil Edgar-Jones, Director, Sky Arts, commented :“We love Christmas at Sky Arts and this year we’re bringing some Christmas cheer direct to your telly […]

October 25, 2022

Sky orders Painting Birds with Jim and Nancy Moir

Artist, comedian and musician Jim Moir will return to Sky Arts next year to front a new series which will see him grab his paintbrushes, don his binoculars and set out across the UK to share one of his greatest passions: watching and painting birds. A new comedic ornithological series, Painting Birds with Jim and […]

August 26, 2022

Eaton appointed Commissioning Executive at Sky

Dwayne Eaton has joined Sky as a Commissioning Executive working across Sky Arts and Entertainment. Reporting to Phil Edgar-Jones, Director of Sky Arts and Entertainment, Eaton will join the wider commissioning team as they continue to deliver original content across Sky Arts and Sky Max. He’ll form a key part of the team responsible for […]

July 11, 2022

Sky Arts announces new series of The South Bank Show

The South Bank Show, one of the UK’s most loved and longest standing arts and culture programmes, returns on July 20th on Sky Arts, Freeview channel 11, and NOW with three brand new episodes. The South Bank Sky Arts Awards ceremony will return to The Savoy London on July 10th, followed by its on-screen Sky […]

June 14, 2022

Research: Kids benefit from 65min per day of arts

Millions of primary school aged children could benefit from having an average of 65 minutes dedicated to the arts every day – specifically 17 minutes dedicated to literature, 14 minutes to art, 12 minutes to music, 11 minutes to drama and 11 minutes to dancing. The figure, a Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for the arts, […]

June 8, 2022

Sky Arts announces new docs featuring Numan, Simone, Milligan and more

Sky Arts has announced a raft of documentaries uncovering brand new stories of artists past and present. One-off special The Numan Method coming this summer will chart the comeback of pop icon Gary Numan who appeared on stage at Wembley earlier this month after a 40-year hiatus. This will be followed by new series of […]

May 17, 2022