Comcast Cable executive Dana Strong is set to succeed Jeremy Darroch as CEO of Sky Group in what is a major restructure at the European pay-TV operator.A 13-year veteran of Sky, Darroch will stay on as executive chairman through 2021, and will serve as an advisor to the company thereafter. The reshuffle comes just over two years since Comcast completed its acquisition of Rupert Murdoch's pay-TV outfit.Strong, who joined Comcast in 2018 from Sky competitor Virgin Media in the U.K.,...
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As the head of the telecommunications giant Comcast, Roberts oversees $20 billion in content each year through NBCUniversal and Britain’s Sky Group. Its domestic streaming platform Peacock grew, surpassing 30 million monthly active accounts and 15 million paid subscribers. The streamer SkyShowtime was launched in Europe, and plans were announced to develop yet another new streaming platform with Charter. He also enjoyed record earnings from its Universal theme parks in Orlando, Florida, and Los Angeles, bolstered by new attractions. However, not all the news was good: Comcast stock dropped 25.3% throughout Q3 2022, its worst quarterly performance in 20 years. Roberts in May reportedly explored spinning off NBCUniversal in a merger with game publisher EA, but those talks fell through.