UK pay-TV broadcaster Sky has upped Sarah Wright (pictured) from controller of acquisitions to the newly created post of director of acquisitions.
Reporting to MD of content Gary Davey, Wright will lead the commercial activity for the satcaster’s global television and movies content partners. The UK- and LA-based acquisitions team – which was responsible for extending its relationships with Disney and HBO, as well as signing a new deal with Showtime – will work alongside the heads of Sky’s entertainment channels in the UK to acquire content that supports the creative vision for the channels.
Additionally, Wright will work with Sky’s German and Italian acquisitions teams, led by Rainer Ingber and Luisa Borella respectively, as the company further establishes agreements and partnerships with content creators on a pan-European basis.
Prior to boarding Sky in 2009, Wright served as director of content acquisitions for British multi-channel network UKTV and editor of BBC1 and BBC3 for program acquisitions.
“As well as commissioning more of our own shows, we are committed to making sure we offer customers the very best acquired content from around the world,” said Davey in a statement. “Now we are a pan-European business, we are working with our content partners across multiple territories. With our expanded portfolio of products and services like Sky Q, Now TV and Sky Store, we are delivering shows and movies to customers in more ways than ever before.”