BBC Studios Secures Factual Output Deal with Sky Deutschland


BBC Studios and Sky Deutschland have partnered for a robust output deal for factual content in Germany.

Per the long-term agreement, Sky Deutschland will serve as the pay-TV home for BBC Studios premium factual content in Germany, exclusively hosting more than 150 hours of factual titles from its catalog. The BBC Studios content will be available on Sky Deutschland’s Sky Nature and Sky Documentaries channels.

Among the acquired titles from the BBC Studios catalog are Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World, Louis Theroux: Shooting Joe Exotic, David Attenborough: The Sound of Nature and Primates.

Sky Deutschland launched in Germany in September 2021.

Salim Mukaddam, senior VP for EMEA content sales, said: “BBC Studios produces and represents the most authoritative and compelling factual content in the world. Our partners clearly agree, as our content has never been more in demand. This new partnership provides Sky Deutschland with long-term access to our award-winning documentaries as the backbone of their new channels. Alongside our strategic partnership with ZDF, German audiences will now be able to access a broad range of the very best factual titles from BBC Studios. We are pleased to strengthen our relationship with Sky and excited to work together to bring success to the new Sky channels.”

Christian Asanger, VP of entertainment at Sky Deutschland, said: “Documentaries are one of the most popular program genres and are also in great demand among our customers. We are pleased to complement our various entertainment offerings on our two channel brands Sky Nature and Sky Documentaries with outstanding BBC Studios productions next to the numerous exclusive Sky originals.”