New Sky UK CEO named, Sky and F1 in exclusive new deal and Rovi in negotiations to buy TiVo : DTG Daily News March 29th

New Sky UK CEO named

Stephen van Rooyen is to be appointed as the new chief executive of Sky's UK operations.

The news follows a number of changes in the lead up to James Murdoch's appointment as Chairman, including news that CFO Andrew Griffith would be expanding his role to include COO.

Rooyen's promotion was let slip during The Guardian Changing Media Summit last week, and was confirmed by Rooyen himself.

Sky and F1 in exclusive new deal

An exclusive deal between Sky and Formula One Management will mean that UK fans of Formula One will not be able to see live coverage of the sport free-to-air after 2018.

The agreement builds on the success of Sky Sports F1 channel launched in 2012 and follows the recent announcement that the live coverage will be available in Ultra HD from next season.

Bernie Ecclestone, CEO Formula One Group said: “I am delighted that we will continue to work together. Sky’s commitment to the Sport and standard of coverage is second to none.”

Rovi in negotiations to buy TiVo

According to the new York Times, Rovi is in negotiations to buy TiVo.

With a number of changes happening at Tivo, including the appointment of new chief financial officer and interim CEO Naveen Chopra, the deal would see them merge with one of the largest owners of patents for digital entertainment devices and shareholders of Tivo would receive a mix of cash and stock.

DTG Staff  |  29.03.2016

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