Sky opens new innovation centre

Sky CEO Dana Strong says the broadcaster’s new Innovation Centre deepens its commitment to power the UK’s cultural economy and technology sector.

The new facility located on Sky’s Osterley campus was opened Thursday by Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport, Rt Hon Michelle Donelan MP.

We employ tens of thousands of people here and our new Innovation Centre shows that our commitment to UK technology and talent has never been stronger,” said Strong.

Sky’s campus is home to over 8,000 staff, including its dedicated studios for Sky News and Sky Sports.

The Innovation Centre houses 600 tech engineers, and software and app developers creating the next generation of Sky’s technology and platforms, and is also Sky’s first fully net zero carbon building with over 473 sqm of solar photovoltaic panels.

The Secretary of State also took part in a Sky Up Academy Studios session with a group of school children who used Sky’s digital technology to create their own TV content, build their storytelling skills and learn about the roles in the creative industry.

from Broadband TV News