Stuart Murphy, Sky’s Director, Entertainment Channels, has decided to step down from his role in order to pursue other creative opportunities.
In his six and a half years with Sky, Stuart has overseen the expansion of the portfolio of Sky entertainment channels including Sky 1, Sky Atlantic. Sky Arts and Sky Living. He developed the team responsible for multi-award winning content from A League Of Their Own, An Idiot Abroad, David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive and Fortitude to the upcoming Fungus The Bogeyman. He has built a world-class commissioning team and revolutionised Sky’s relationship with the UK independent production community.
Gary Davey, Managing Director, Content, Sky, commented: “Stuart has played an important part in the growth of Sky’s content over the past six years. I’d like to thank him for his creative leadership and everything he has done to build Sky’s entertainment channels. He’s been responsible for brilliant dramas from The Enfield Haunting to You, Me and the Apocalypse and stand out comedies including Moone Boy and Stella. He has developed compelling channel brands which our customers value and commissioned content they love. He leaves behind a strong and well-respected commissioning team who will take our content to even greater heights and we look forward to working with him in the future.”