Sky elevates Gary Davey to managing director of content

Sky has expanded the role of Gary Davey, executive vice president programming at Sky Deutschland, to encompass additional responsibility for entertainment, movies and news channels in the UK.

As managing director content, Davey will divide his time between London and Munich, capping a long career at the satellite broadcaster where he served as managing director in the 1990s as it pioneered pay TV in the UK.

Jeremy Darroch, Sky’s group chief executive, said: “Gary is one of the most capable executives in pay TV and I am delighted to welcome him back to Sky in the UK. As we become a more international business, Gary’s broad experience across many markets gives him a unique perspective that he can now apply to the continued growth of our content business in the UK and Ireland as well as Germany and Austria.”

Davey added: “I have always been very proud of having played a part in the launch of Sky in the UK. Even more so to watch it grow and now become Europe’s leading entertainment company. This is a brand new beginning and I am looking forward to working with the exceptional team in the UK as we take our channels to new heights.”

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