Sky Content and Sky Studios to be lead together by Cécile Frot-Coutaz

Frot-Coutaz will expand her role to lead all of Sky’s content business in the UK & Ireland, excluding sport, with Sky’s content business reporting to her and Sky News Group across Europe.

8 FEB 2024

Cécile Frot-Coutaz

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Sky announced that all its non-sports content teams in the UK & Ireland will come together under one leadership structure led by Cécile Frot-Coutaz. Currently, Chief Executive of Sky Studios, home to Sky Original Comedy and Drama across Europe, Frot-Coutaz will expand her role to lead all parts of Sky's content business in the UK&I, excluding sport, with Sky's UK&I Content business reporting to her as well as Sky News Group across Europe. Frot-Coutaz will take on the new title of CEO of Sky Studios and Chief Content Officer.

MD of Content for Sky UK & Ireland, Zai Bennett, remains responsible for Sky's output and performance in the UK&I, leading Sky Entertainment, Sky Cinema, and Sky Kids, along with commissioning for factual, entertainment, arts, kids and film as well as acquisitions across Sky Group. As part of the change, Bennett will report directly to Frot-Coutaz.

Cécile Frot-Coutaz, CEO of Sky Studios and Chief Content Officer, said: "By bringing Sky's content teams together into a single structure, we can maximize the benefits of our content business whilst continuing to invest in original programming across all genres. Across Sky Studios and UK&I Content, our teams deliver unmissable Sky Originals to viewers in the UK&I, across Sky Group, and around the world. I am excited to work even more closely with Zai and the wider teams as we further our investment in British and Irish content."

Zai Bennett, MD of Content, Sky UK&I, said, "Our exceptional commissioners, production and strategy teams across UK&I Content and Sky Studios already work incredibly closely together, so this is the next logical step. I am looking forward to collaborating further with Cécile and excited that 2024 is set to be a stellar year on screen for Sky customers across our Entertainment, Cinema and Kids services."

This year, Sky will bring its customers even more unmissable entertainment, including upcoming Sky Original series such as "Mary & George," starring Julianne Moore and Nicholas Galitzine, "The Tattooist of Auschwitz," starring Harvey Keitel and Jonah Hauer-King, and "The Day of the Jackal," starring Eddie Redmayne and Lashana Lynch. This year will also see the return of customer favorites "House of The Dragon," "Rob & Romesh Vs.," and "Brassic," plus ground-breaking Sky Original documentaries such as "David Attenborough's Sounds of Nature" and "Tell Them You Love Me," alongside Sky Original Films such as "Ferrari" and "Lee." Sky continues to invest across all its original genres, including Sky Arts and Sky Kids.