Electric Sky is one of the top independent factual distributors of programming, based in Brighton, UK. We represent a strong range of factual programming and producers ranging from small BAFTA winning indies to super indies and broadcasters from all around the world.
We are consistently voted Top 10 Most Used Distributor in the Broadcast producer poll.
We have a dedicated marketing team and can offer a full service distribution operation including an in-house rights clearance service.
With a diverse catalogue featuring over 1500 hours of inspired programming and a vast network of contacts in the international marketplace, the company has continued to enjoy a successful business growth since it was established in 1998. Electric Sky has a highly accomplished sales team of multilingual professionals who have strong contacts with Broadcasters for TV, as well as newer platforms such as IPTV, VOD and Mobile.
We also offer...
• Post production
Producers looking for distribution or more information - please contact Victoria in our acquisitions team:
Electric Sky is happy to discuss finding deficit funding either through pre-sales, co-productions or AFP.
We are experts at brokering international co-production deals and can provide advice on a range of other finance raising solutions.
We use an array of methods to get your programming into the eyes and minds of buyers from broadcasters in territories all around the world, delivering regular targeted campaigns by email, direct mail and the internet.
Above all, the quality of our programming is what drives sales and our marketing team are constantly developing innovative ways to get broadcasters viewing your titles.
Technical Info for Producers
For full technical specifications for SD,HD and 3D please see here.
If you have any questions regarding deliverables or any other technical issues then we offer a technical helpline or email service. Please contact Rita at BTV Post who will be able to help you out. This service is available to any producers with content placed with us and must relate to that content.
+44 (0) 207 205 5519
HDV vs HDCam
HD programming is becoming increasingly popular and many broadcasters will pay a premium for this superior format. However, when you are making your programmes please make sure you are aware that HDV, DVCam, MiniDV, up conversions from SD content, 16mm and super16mm are not accepted as HD by most broadcasters.
If a programme is shot on HDV or any of the other formats mentioned, broadcasters will consider it to be standard definition and not high definition. This is true for all broadcasters now. So they will take it, but only if advertised as SD.