Sky Vision Pens Multiyear Deal with Amedia TV


Sky Vision has signed a three-year volume deal with Russian pay-TV and SVOD platform Amedia TV consisting of both scripted and non-scripted content.

The much-anticipated Catherine the Great, starring Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren, is among the first year’s library scripted series selections. The four-part drama chronicles the life of the most powerful female monarch in history as she wields almost total control over the politically tumultuous 18th century Russia.

Other selections include the Sky Original drama Curfew and Lenny James’ critically-acclaimed miniseries Save Me.

“This deal sees Sky Vision delivering some of the best and most impactful dramas, comedies and factual programming from our growing catalog to audiences across Russia,” said Leona Connell, director of sales at Sky Vision. “This strategic new relationship with Amedia TV is a fantastic way forward for our business in Russia and we’re pleased to be partnering with such a well-established and forward-thinking company. This deal will help us reach new audiences with our range of quality and high-end shows.”

Natalia Myshkina, head of acquisitions at Amedia TV, said: “The content of this deal, as well as our previous collaboration, perfectly match our concept of giving audiences the ‘best series of the planet.’ For example, in 2018, the Emmy-nominated drama Patrick Melrose starring Benedict Cumberbatch became one of the top five most-watched TV shows on SVOD service Amediateka. We are sure that the same triumph awaits Catherine the Great and other premieres in the package.”