Jeremy Darroch
Sky/Andrea Southam
United Kingdom
2019

Sky plc

Jeremy
Darroch

Group CEO

Darroch, who started with his company as CFO of BSkyB in 2004, oversaw a smooth acquisition of Sky by Comcast last year and is doubling down on its investment in original programming over the next five years. And straightaway in 2019, its five-part miniseries “Chernobyl,” produced with HBO, was a critical and ratings smash. Darroch’s goal is to make Sky the go-to development and production hub for Europe’s top creatives. On the list of high priorities are content deals — as in, a 2016 exclusive pact with Showtime for all new and future series — and improvements in its technological interface with customers. Looking outward, in 2017 he launched Sky Ocean Rescue, committing the business to end single-use plastics by 2020 and spearheading investments that protect the sea.

Career

  • Sky Pictures
  • DSG International
  • Procter & Gamble

Education

  • University of Hull (England)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • Achievement in International Television
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MipTV: Variety, Sky Celebrate Jeremy Darroch's Achievement in Intl. TV Award

MipTV: Variety, Sky Celebrate Jeremy Darroch's Achievement in Intl. TV Award

CANNES -- At tradeshow MipTV on Monday, Variety gave Jeremy Darroch, group chief executive of European pay TV company Sky, its Achievement in International Television Award for 2016. The award was bestowed at a special ceremony in the Grand Auditorium of the Cannes Palais, following an onstage interview between Darroch and senior international correspondent, Leo Barraclough, about Sky's strategy. The session was hosted by Jerome Delhaye, director of Reed Midem's entertainment division.The event was followed by a cocktail reception at...

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