Andrew Griffith

Netflix-type services not a threat to Sky, says CFO

Subscription video-on-demand services such as Netflix are not having “a big impact” on Sky’s growth, according to Sky CFO Andrew Griffith. Speaking to analysts after Sky released its Q1 figures, Griffith said that “the two services don’t go directly toe-to-toe” with each other. He said SVOD customers are generally either people who look to these […]

Sky hoping for “sensible outcome” to EC geo-blocking probe

Sky is “open-minded” about the outcome of the European Commission’s investigation into geo-blocking requirements in its contracts with major Hollywood studios and is hopeful that “a sensible outcome” will prevail, according to chief financial officer Andrew Griffith. Griffith, answering a question from Morgan Stanley analyst Ben Swinburne after the company announced stellar full-year results at […]

BSkyB completes Sky Europe takeover, rebrands as ‘Sky’

BSkyB has completed its takeover of Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland, with the new combined company to be known simply as Sky. The new company will be listed on the London stock exchange and will be headed by Jeremy Darroch, CEO of BSkyB, with Sky Deutschland CEO Brian Sullivan and Sky Italia CEO Andrea Zappia […]

BSkyB taking on iTunes with movie download service

BSkyB will launch a new download to own service dubbed ‘buy and keep’. It will allow subscribers to buy movies and sit alongside the UK pay TV operator’s existing pay per view service, Andrew Griffith told delegates at the Guardian Changing Media Summit in London. Sky is keen to break into the growing UK download […]