Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch Says He Intends to ‘Stick Around’ for Comcast Era

U.K. media company boss got his own presentation and Q&A during Thursday earnings call

Last Updated: October 25, 2018 @ 7:02 AM

Don’t etch that name off of his office door’s glass just yet: Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch said he intends to “stick around” for his company’s new era under Comcast.

“I intend to stick around, and I look forward to leading Sky into the future,” Darroch said Thursday morning during Comcast’s Q3 earnings conference call. “We’re all energized by the next phase of growth and the additional opportunities that being part of Comcast will bring, on top of delivering our existing plans.”

During his allotted time on the speakerphone, which came towards the end of the extra-lengthy quarterly investor event this morning, Darroch had plenty more pleasant things to say about his new bosses and parent company. Though we suppose that if Comcast bid $39 billion for a majority share in TheWrap, we’d have kind words for them too.

Read all about Comcast’s third-quarter earnings results here. It was a good one, and company stock is currently trading up almost 5 percent.

Leading the way for the cable provider during the recently wrapped 90-day period was NBCUniversal’s growth, with television paving the path to success.

Last month, Comcast outbid Fox-Disney for the main stake in Sky. Days later, Fox said that it will sell its remaining $15 billion-plus stake in the U.K. media giant to Comcast.