Sky announces the promotion of Sarah Wright as the new Director of Acquisitions

Isleworth, UK, 16-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Sarah Wright, currently Controller of Acquisitions, has been promoted to become Sky’s new Director of Acquisitions, reporting to Gary Davey, Managing Director, Content.  She joined Sky in 2009 from UKTV where she was Director of Content Acquisitions, having previously worked at the BBC.

In her newly created role, Sarah and her team based in the UK and Los Angeles will lead all of Sky’s commercial activity with its TV and movies content partners around the world. The team will work closely with the heads of Sky’s entertainment channels in the UK to acquire world-class content to support their creative vision for the channels.

Sarah will collaborate with Sky’s acquisitions teams in Germany and Italy, led by Rainer Ingber and Luisa Borella respectively, as agreements and partnerships with major content creators are increasingly established on a pan-European basis.

Gary Davey, Managing Director of Content, Sky said: “Sarah and the team have done a brilliant job this year in expanding our market-leading entertainment offer. This has included extending our relationships with Disney and HBO and our new deal with SHOWTIME.  As well as commissioning more of our own shows, we are committed to making sure we offer customers the very best acquired content from around the world.  Now we are a pan-European business, we are working with our content partners across multiple territories. With our expanded portfolio of products and services like Sky Q, NOW TV and Sky Store, we are delivering shows and movies to customers in more ways than ever before. This new structure means we are well placed to continue meeting the high expectations of our customers.”

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Robin Tozer
Senior Corporate Communications Manager
Sky
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