Jeremy Darroch
Sky/Andrea Southam
United Kingdom

Sky plc


Group CEO

Whether 21st Century Fox or Comcast wins the bidding war to acquire Sky, it’s unlikely to result in a change in strategy for Europe’s largest pay-TV operator or the departure of its well-respected CEO. Darroch, who became head of pan-European pay-TV operator BSkyB in 2007, saw a dramatic expansion of his responsibilities following the company’s 2014 merger with Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland. Sky now has some 23 million subscribers. Darroch has identified two main prongs of the company’s expansion strategy: adding to such existing content deals as exclusive pacts with HBO and Showtime regarding sports-rights packages, with an aggressive ramping up of its original drama output; and investing heavily in improving its technological interface with customers.


  • Sky Pictures
  • DSG International
  • Procter & Gamble


  • University of Hull (England)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • Achievement in International Television
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Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch Says He 'Intends to Stick Around' After Comcast Takeover

Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch Says He 'Intends to Stick Around' After Comcast Takeover

Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch said Thursday that he intends to continue in his post after Comcast completes its takeover of the European pay-TV giant.“I intend to stick around, and I look forward to leading Sky into the future,” Darroch said during a Comcast earnings call. "We're all energized by the next phase of growth and the additional opportunities that being part of Comcast will bring, on top of delivering our existing plans."Darroch’s statement came at the end of his presentation...


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