HBO and UK’s Sky Extend Carriage and Co-Production Deal

Production partnership that yielded “Chernobyl” and “Catherine the Great” will now include HBO Max

Last Updated: October 30, 2019 @ 7:06 AM

WarnerMedia has extended its carriage and co-production deal with the UK’s Sky, which will keep HBO programming in the European markets, among other perks. This new agreement will also keep going the production partnership that yielded “Chernobyl” (pictured above) and “Catherine the Great.”

Sky and Now TV customers continue to get WarnerMedia’s Turner channels, and the agreement extends the pay-TV rights for Warner Bros. first-run feature films. Sky will also get more on-demand content from Cartoon Network and Boomerang.

On the co-creation side, Sky Studios will work with HBO Max’s programming team on scripted fare under a multiyear co-production deal.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“Our partnership with HBO, and now Warner Media, has never been stronger as Sky continues to thrive as Europe’s leading direct-to-consumer media and entertainment business,” Gary Davey, the CEO of Sky Studios, said in a statement on Wednesday. “Customers love our Sky original productions and together, Sky Studios and HBO Max will bring them more unique stories that you can’t find anywhere else.”

“We are thrilled to find new ways to deepen our longstanding relationship with Sky, and bring a fresh dimension to the great content we continue to bring to consumers,” Jeffrey R. Schlesinger, the president of Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution, added.

Sky, which boasts 24 million customers across seven countries, is now owned by Comcast. WarnerMedia falls under the AT&T umbrella.

HBO and Sky first agreed to their output deal in 2010.