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Sky partnership with BEO

Sky has announced a £1 million partnership with newly launched civil rights group, the Black Equity Organisation (BEO), to deliver the Future 100 Growth Fund, backing Black British entrepreneurs to launch and grow their businesses. As BEO’s first official programme partner, Sky will provide funding and support over three years to help overcome the significant […]

June 20, 2022

Sky announces £10m fund to address digital exclusion

Sky has announced a new goal to tackle digital inequality and provide support to a quarter of a million digitally excluded people through a new £10 million (€11.9m) fund. The new programme – Sky Up – aims to support people to succeed in a digital age, ensuring that those who are most at risk of […]

April 11, 2022

Sky donates over £1million to Sir Lewis Hamilton’s Foundation

Sky, Europe’s leading media and entertainment company, is today announcing a two-year partnership with Sir Lewis Hamilton’s charitable foundation, Mission 44, that aims to address the disproportionately high rate of school exclusions among Black students in the UK. The partnership forms part of Sky’s £30 million commitment towards tackling systemic racism and will see Mission […]

January 31, 2022

Sky welcomes staff back to expanded London HQ

Sky is now welcoming all staff back to its offices in light of new government guidance, and will open a new building in its West London HQ later in 2022 Sky has confirmed it will move to ‘hybrid working’ for employees across business areas and locations throughout Europe. Dana Strong, Group Chief Executive, Sky, commented: […]

January 24, 2022

Sky announces £1m enterprise initiative to support Black entrepreneurs

Sky has announced funding plans targeted specifically at Black entrepreneurs to deliver its commitment to tackle racial injustice. In June 2020, Sky earmarked £30million over the three years to improve Black and minority ethnic representation at all levels within Sky; make a difference in communities impacted by racism; and use the power of its voice […]

December 20, 2021

Sky CEO: “Behaviour change on climate can be driven by TV”

Seventy per cent of people across Europe are willing to change their behaviour to address the climate crisis according to research published by Sky and the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT). Using behavioural science techniques, Sky and BIT set out ten new behavioural science principles to guide broadcasters on helping their viewers to take action. The […]

November 1, 2021

Sky Glass: No more dishes

At a press event in London, Sky has unveiled its first TV devices which are branded as ‘Sky Glass’. Dana Strong, Sky Group Chief Executive Officer, unveiled the device declaring: “Just like a smartphone is more than a phone, Sky Glass is more than a TV.” “This is a product that can only come from […]

October 7, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Gopalakrishnan appointed Sky Group CTO

Prasanna Gopalakrishnan has been appointed Sky Group Chief Technology Officer (CTO) following a global search. Gopalakrishnan will join Sky in September 2021 and oversee technology teams across Sky’s markets. She will be joining the executive leadership team at Sky, reporting to Sky Group Chief Executive, Dana Strong, and will be based out of London. Sky […]

August 10, 2021

Strong named Sky CEO; Darroch Executive Chairman

Comcast Corporation has confirmed that Sky Group CEO Jeremy Darroch will move from his current role to become Executive Chairman of Sky and Dana Strong will succeed him as Group CEO of Sky reporting to Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian L. Roberts. Darroch is one of the longest-serving leaders of a major British company, having […]

January 6, 2021By Colin Mann