Digital gurus hail 'most exciting time' for online video

YouTube and Facebook, which between them boast 19 billion daily views worldwide, offer huge online platforms to video content producers but television is also entering the market.

Sky’s new TV service Sky Q includes an online video section, bringing together content from many digital creators, including Barcroft Media, Red Bull Media House and GoPro. And youth brand Vice recently announced that its first European linear TV channel, Viceland, would launch in September.

In Conversation with Sky's Gary Davey

Sky's Managing Director of Content Gary Davey will be in conversation with Managing Director of Sugar Films, Pat Younge.

For the last year Gary Davey has been responsible for Sky’s entertainment, movies and news channels in the UK – as well as overseeing the entire entertainment offering of Sky Deutschland.

Gary’s long career in pay TV has seen him occupy senior roles in Italy, Hong Kong and the USA – as well as a previous stint at Sky. 

Lucy Prebble and Billie Piper reunite for I Hate Suzie Too

Billie Piper as Suzie (credit: Sky)

The three-part 'anti-Christmas Christmas Special', written by Prebble, will see child star turned actress Suzie Pickles (Piper) navigate a new agent, new PR and a new job – a Saturday night reality TV competition, dancing for likes on ‘Dance Crazee’. Having lost everyone close to her, Suzie returns to her first love – the public.

Trailer released for second series of Sky drama Gangs of London

Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù as Elliot in Gangs of London (credit: Sky)

Created by Gareth Evans and Matt Flannery, the drama's second series picks up one year after the death of Sean Wallace. The map and soul of the city have been redrawn after the violent reckonings of series one, with the surviving Wallaces scattered, the Dumanis broken and estranged, and Elliot now being forced to work for the investors.

Sky releases first look trailer for Blocco 181

Credit: Sky

Set against the backdrop of multicultural Milan with a soundtrack of rap and reggaeton, Blocco 181 tells the story of love and crime. 

On the outskirts of Milan sits a commanding apartment complex in the fictional block 181, which contains residents Bea (Laura Osmo), Mahdi (Andrea Dodero) and Ludo (Alessandro Piavani). 

Despite coming from very different backgrounds, the trio shares a strong bond that challenges the status quo and will see them navigate love, sex, family crime and emancipation. 

Sky releases the trailer for series two of The Flight Attendant

Kaley Cuoco is back as chaotic Cassie Bowden, who was introduced in series one as an alcoholic air stewardess who gets caught up in a murder investigation. 

Series two sees Bowden living a newly sober and healthier life in Los Angeles while secretly moonlighting as a CIA asset in her spare time. 

However, her life is once again turned upside down when an overseas assignment accidentally leads to her witnessing a murder, causing her to become entrapped in another international fiasco. 

The Fog of War | Ukraine: Broadcasters on the Front Line

A panel of BBC, ITN and Sky journalists examine the challenges of covering the war in Ukraine. BBC's Paul Adams, ITV's Rachel Corp, VICE News’ Hind Hassan and Sky News’ Jonathan Levy, chaired by Sian Williams, discuss how broadcasters and journalists deal with safety issues, access, verifying material and the difficulties of 24-hour news driven by social media and online coverage, all while remaining impartial, keeping their sanity, and not falling victim to propaganda.