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Content Canada 2019

Sky adds film channels to Wright’s role

UK broadcaster and pay TV channel operator Sky has promoted director of acquisitions Sarah Wright to a newly expanded role that includes responsibility for the company’s Sky Cinema film channels.

Sarah Wright

Wright joined Sky from multichannel operator UKTV in 2009 as head of acquisitions, before being promoted to controller in 2012 and director of acquisitions in 2016.

During her tenure at the company, she has led commercial negotiations across TV and movie content, including deals with US cablenets HBO and Showtime.

In her new role as director of Sky Cinema and acquisitions, Wright will continue to oversee acquisitions in the UK and Ireland while also taking on responsibility for Sky Cinema.

Zai Bennett, MD of content at Sky, said: “Sarah will be key in ensuring we maintain the quality and momentum of Sky Cinema in a diverse and ever-changing market, bringing the very best movies to our customers.”

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