Sky taps acquisitions topper

Smyth promoted as part of restructure

LONDON — Sky is promoting acquisitions exec David Smyth to head of acquisitions as part of a restructure of the web’s buying team. Move is effective immediately.

Kate Barnes, previously channel editor for Challenge TV, has been tapped senior acquisitions exec.

The changes also involve the promotion of Louisa Forsyth to acquisitions exec.

Said Sky One director of programming Richard Woolfe: “David Smyth has a brilliant eye for canny, clever and successful acquisitions and I’m delighted he has such a strong team to ensure we continue to acquire the very best programs from the States and all over the world.”

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