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Sky ups Wright to acquisitions director

The UK pay-TV broadcaster has upped Sarah Wright (pictured) from controller of acquisitions to the newly created post of director of acquisitions.
February 16, 2016

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.”

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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