UK markets closed
  • FTSE 100

    7,051.48
    -26.87 (-0.38%)
     
  • FTSE 250

    23,608.79
    -221.39 (-0.93%)
     
  • AIM

    1,266.98
    -5.42 (-0.43%)
     
  • GBP/EUR

    1.1661
    -0.0022 (-0.19%)
     
  • GBP/USD

    1.3681
    -0.0040 (-0.29%)
     
  • BTC-GBP

    31,505.42
    +157.47 (+0.50%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    1,067.20
    -35.86 (-3.25%)
     
  • S&P 500

    4,455.48
    +6.50 (+0.15%)
     
  • DOW

    34,798.00
    +33.18 (+0.10%)
     
  • CRUDE OIL

    73.95
    +0.65 (+0.89%)
     
  • GOLD FUTURES

    1,750.60
    +0.80 (+0.05%)
     
  • NIKKEI 225

    30,248.81
    +609.41 (+2.06%)
     
  • HANG SENG

    24,192.16
    -318.82 (-1.30%)
     
  • DAX

    15,531.75
    -112.22 (-0.72%)
     
  • CAC 40

    6,638.46
    -63.52 (-0.95%)
     

Sky Italia picks Vodafone exec Duilio as new CEO

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·1-min read
FILE PHOTO: Sky logo is seen at the exterior of the Sky Italia buildings on the outskirts of Milan
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

MILAN (Reuters) - Comcast-owned Sky Italia has appointed Vodafone executive director Andrea Duilio as its new chief executive effective Sept. 6, the media company said on Monday.

Duilio, 47, who heads Vodafone's consumer business unit in Italy, emerged as a top contender among external candidates for the Sky job in Italy, two people told Reuters last week.

He will succeed Maximo Ibarra who stepped down in April and will report to Stephen van Rooyen, CEO of Sky's UK and European operations.

"Duilio's experience will give an important push to the innovation and growth of Sky Italia, completing the transition towards a leaner and integrated business model with the group," van Rooyen said in a note.

Sky Italia, which is Italy's top pay-TV player, earlier this year suffered a blow when top-flight soccer league Serie A awarded the bulk of domestic screening rights to streaming services DAZN, which sealed a distribution agreement with Italy's biggest phone group Telecom Italia.

(Reporting by Cristina Carlevaro, editing by Agnieszka Flak)

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting