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Sony hires Sky’s Comiskey as UK country manager

Sony Pictures Television has named Sky’s Holly Comiskey as country manager for the UK and Ireland.

Comiskey joins SPT in January and will report to Mark Young, regional executive VP for Western Europe.

In the new role, Comiskey will have oversight of television and home entertainment distribution as well as SPT’s networks in the UK and Ireland.

Prior to the role change she spent seven years at Sky as head of acquisitions for the Sky Cinema service. During her time at Sky, Comiskey led the negotiation of multiple film output deals, including Sky’s first major studio multi-territory deal with SPT in 2016, as well as overseeing all other movie acquisitions.

Prior to joining Sky in 2011, Comiskey held positions in programme acquisitions at BT TV, television distribution at The Walt Disney Company and home entertainment at NBC Universal.

Young said: “Holly has fantastic experience of working in a platform and channels environment, negotiating complicated rights agreements for premium content. We are thrilled for Holly to join us and are looking forward to growing our businesses together.”

Comiskey added: “I am delighted to join at this exciting time of integration of the distribution and networks businesses. I have enormous respect for the SPT team having worked with them externally for a number of years and look forward to using my broad industry experience to support the team in fully maximising market opportunities in the UK and Ireland.”