Jeremy Darroch


Darroch: no single partner crucial as Sky looks to homegrown content

No single content partner is crucial to Sky’s continued success and continued investment in the pay TV operator’s homegrown content will be a key focus for the company going forward, according to CEO Jeremy Darroch. Darroch, answering a question on parent company Comcast’s Q1 earnings call on the impact of streaming, said: “I don’t feel […]

Comcast reorganises Sky and NBCU channel and content assets In Europe

Following its high-profile takeover of PayTV giant Sky, US media conglomerate Comcast has triggered its first wave of rationalisation activity. In an email sent to staff on Friday, Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch revealed a merger of key Sky and NBCUniversal International operations which will, in basic terms, place channel operations under the Sky brand and […]

Sky’s Darroch to ‘stick around’, outlines post-Comcast priorities

Sky will stay focused on growing “all segments of pay TV” as well as building on its investment in original content and forging partnerships, including with third-party app providers, according to CEO Jeremy Darroch. Taking part in Comcast’s Q3 results call for the first time since the UK cable giant’s successful acquisition of the pay […]

Sky chief calls for new regulator to hold internet giants to account

Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch has joined the chorus of media company executives calling for regulatory intervention to create a level playing field with internet giants such as Google and Facebook. In an article published by The Times, Darroch said that it was “simply wrong” that huge international tech companies were not expected to meet the […]

Sky reports 10% earnings increase despite ‘challenging environment’

Sky reported a 10% increase in earnings for the nine months to March 31, despite what CEO Jeremy Darroch described as a “challenging consumer environment”. Announcing results for the first nine months of its financial year, Sky said that earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) came to £1.7 billion (€2 billion) – up […]

Sky to launch all-IP offering in Italy this April

Sky is due to launch an all-IP version of its service for the first time in Italy in April, meaning viewers will be able to access pay TV channels and on-demand content without needing a satellite dish. Sky said yesterday that it will launch this offering in Italy first before taking it to Austria and […]

Cinemax copro among new Sky originals

UK pay TV service Sky is working up a London-set gangster thriller as a coproduction with US premium network Cinemax. Gangs of London (WT) is one of a number of new shows Sky unveiled at an event in the UK last night, with the others including the Lenny James-penned Save Me and Benedict Cumberbatch-fronted Patrick […]

Sky confirms Sky España OTT plans

Sky has confirmed plans to launch a “simple and affordable” over-the-top service in Spain, marking the pay TV operator’s first steps into the Spanish market. Announcing the move in the company’s latest quarterly earnings report, Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch said that the service – which will be branded Sky España – will go live before […]

Sky profits hit by Premier League costs

Sky saw its operating profit fall by 11% to £1.013 billion (€1.211 billion) in the first nine months of its current financial year as the increased cost of Premier League rights took its toll. The pay TV giant nevertheless saw revenue grow by 11% to £9.6 billion in the same period. Operationally, Sky grew its […]

Sky to take UK IPTV plans into other EU markets

Following its initial debut in the UK, Sky plans offer internet-delivered versions of its TV service in its other European markets as part of broader growth plans. Speaking on the company’s earnings call yesterday, Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch said that, over time, it aimed to reach and address an estimated six million customers across its […]

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