Comcast-owned European media and telecommunications giant Sky is bringing all of its non-sports content material groups within the U.Okay. and Eire beneath one management construction, led by Cécile Frot-Coutaz.
At present CEO of Sky Studios, she is going to add the chief content material officer title, increasing her function to guide all components of Sky’s content material enterprise within the U.Okay. and Eire, excluding sports activities, “with Sky’s U.Okay. and Eire content material enterprise reporting to her in addition to Sky Information Group throughout Europe,” the corporate stated. Frot-Coutaz’s new title shall be CEO Sky Studios and chief content material officer.
Zai Bennett, managing director of content material for Sky U.Okay. and Eire, stays answerable for Sky’s output and efficiency within the nations, “main Sky Leisure, Sky Cinema and Sky Youngsters, together with commissioning for factual, leisure, arts, youngsters and movie in addition to acquisitions throughout Sky Group,” the corporate stated. “As a part of the change, Bennett will report on to Frot-Coutaz.”
Stated Frot-Coutaz: “By bringing Sky’s content material groups collectively right into a single construction, we will maximize the advantages of our content material enterprise, while persevering with to spend money on authentic programming throughout all genres. Throughout Sky Studios and U.Okay. and Eire Content material, our groups ship unmissable Sky originals to viewers within the U.Okay. and Eire, throughout Sky Group and all over the world. I’m excited to work much more carefully with Zai and the broader groups as we additional our funding in British and Irish content material.”
Added Bennett: “Our distinctive commissioners, manufacturing and technique groups throughout UK&I Content material and Sky Studios already work extremely carefully collectively, so that is the subsequent logical step. I’m wanting ahead to collaborating additional with Cécile and excited that 2024 is about to be a stellar 12 months on display.”
This 12 months’s Sky authentic collection embrace Mary & George, starring Julianne Moore and Nicholas Galitzine, The Tattooist of Auschwitz, starring Harvey Keitel and Jonah Hauer-King, and The Day of the Jackal, starring Eddie Redmayne and Lashana Lynch. 2024 may also see the return of the likes of Home of The Dragon and Brassic and Sky authentic documentaries, reminiscent of David Attenborough’s Sounds of Nature and Inform Them You Love Me, plus Sky authentic movies, reminiscent of Ferrari and Lee.