Barnaby Shingleton, the director of entertainment and factual at Sky Vision, talks to TV Real about the ongoing demand for crime-themed factual programming.
Chalk it up to morbid curiosity but there’s something fascinating about stories centered on illegal activity. These tales are even more intriguing—and terrifying—when they involve real-life crimes, including murder. As dark as the material is, true-crime TV programming continues to be an extremely popular genre and one that Sky Vision, the production and distribution arm of Sky, has had success with.
“Over the last couple of years Sky Vision has greatly expanded its true-crime catalog, reflecting the increased audience demand for this genre of programming,” says Barnaby Shingleton, the director of entertainment and factual at Sky Vision. “There are close to 500 hours of [true-crime] content in Sky Vision’s catalog, from long-running series like I Knew My Murderer and It Takes a Killer (Bellum Entertainment) through to limited series
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Sky Vision has seen strong sales of its portfolio of true crime programming with 155 countries acquiring titles from its catalog of real-life crime shows.
Recent sales from the distribution arm of media behemoth Sky include It Takes a Killer, which has been picked up by both Oxygen in the U.S. and CBS Reality in the UK. Justice by Any Means Series 2 has been acquired by Your TV in the UK along with Donal McIntyre’s Breaking Crime (pictured) and The Real NCIS.
Sky Italia, will bring the series Demons in the City of Angels to its audiences, alongside Sky Vision Productions’ Passport to Murder and Death Row Doctors.
After picking up 24 hours of crime content at MIPCOM 2016 to add to its catalog, Sky Vision launched additional crime and factual titles to buyers this January including the true crime series I Knew My Murderer, which investigates the stories of killers who knew their victims and Mysteries
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