Jeremy Darroch


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 […]

Sky moves beyond the dish with IPTV plans

Sky has unveiled plans to launch Sky TV over broadband in the UK, marking the first time it will offer its full television offering without the need for a satellite dish. Sky said its advanced Sky Q service will be available over IP, via a set-top box, from next year, opening up the service to […]

Sky reports strong results despite increase in churn

Sky reported increased profit and revenue in its latest quarterly results, despite increased churn across all of its markets. Announcing figures for the nine months ended March 31, the European pay TV operator said that churn for the quarter – or the proportion of customers leaving Sky – in the UK and Ireland was 10.7%, […]

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