For immediate release:
London/Hampshire – Thursday 29th April 2021 – UK distributor Woodcut International has finalised a package deal with Sky Germany featuring a selection of True Crime documentaries for the broadcaster‘s Sky Crime channel which launched in the territory earlier this month.
The deal sees Sky Germany acquire the following Woodcut Media productions: Surviving a Serial Killer (6 x 1 hr), The Killer Within (10 x 1 hr) , The Beverley Allitt Tapes (3 x 1 hr) and Season 2 and 3 of How I Caught the Killer ( 20 x 1 hr).
Said Koulla Anastasi, Commercial Director, Woodcut International, “We are delighted to announce this package deal and wish to congratulate Sky Germany on the successful launch of their new crime channel. As a producer, Woodcut Media continues to raise the bar with its factual content, and it‘s a privilege to have some of these premium titles feature as part of this new channel’s offerings.“
The deal was brokered by Anne Roder-Botbol who operates as Woodcut International’s Paris based sales consultant and represents the French speaking territories, Germany, Iberia, Benelux and Italy.
Added Anne Roder-Botbol, “Woodcut has an incredibly strong slate of high-end crime programming with broad international appeal. It’s great to have closed this first deal with Sky Germany, especially as the genre continues to perform globally.”
About Sky Germany:
Sky Germany is one of the leading entertainment companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, offering a world class range of content from the best live sports, exclusive series and the latest movies to varied children’s programs, exciting documentaries and entertaining shows – many of them Sky Originals. In addition to the free-to-air channel Sky Sport News, viewers can watch programs at home and on the go via Sky Q and Sky Ticket. Sky Q aggregates everything conveniently in one place: Sky and free-to-air channels, thousands of films and series on demand, and a wide range of apps. With Sky Ticket, customers can stream series, movies and live sports flexibly where they want and when they want, on a monthly cancellation basis. Sky Germany, headquartered in Unterföhring near Munich, is part of the Comcast Group and belongs to Europe’s leading media and entertainment company Sky.
About Woodcut International:
Established in September 2020, UK based Woodcut International is the distribution division of Woodcut Media (a member of the Anthology Group of businesses), a leading producer of a broad range of factual programming that includes true crime, specialist factual, premium factual and factual entertainment. Woodcut International focuses on the global sales of a programme catalogue of approximately 100 hours of select Woodcut Media series and specials that include new productions and library titles. The formation of this sales division comes off the back of an unprecedented increase in direct pre-sales and co-funding deals with leading broadcasters worldwide over the past couple of years.