Cécile Frot-Coutaz Expands Role at Sky


Sky is bringing together all of its non-sports content teams in the U.K. and Ireland under one leadership structure, led by Cécile Frot-Coutaz.

Currently chief executive of Sky Studios, Frot-Coutaz expands her role to lead all parts of Sky’s content business in the U.K. and Ireland, excluding sport, with Sky’s local 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.

Zai Bennett, managing director of content for Sky U.K. and Ireland, remains responsible for Sky’s output and performance in the region, 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. Bennett will now report directly to Frot-Coutaz.

Frot-Coutaz 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.”

Bennett commented: “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.”