Friday, October 16, 2015

The limit

A second pioneer of yoof television is moving on in his forties. Stuart Murphy, six and half years with Sky, and currently leading Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Arts and Sky Living, is stepping down. He has no specific job to go to, but is reported to have signed a content deal with his former employers to develop his own scripts.

Sky 1 gets about 1% of tv viewing, and its top show in September was down 90,000 on its top show in September 2014.

Murphy, (St Mary's Menston and Clare, Cambridge) was the first Controller of BBC3, from 2003 to 2006. Here's his current, somewhat prescient, thoughts on business and creativity - "brilliant businesses work when they replenish and refresh fast".

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