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Sky plans new innovation centre

Will focus on tech engineering, software and app development

Sky has announced it plans to build a new innovation centre at its Osterley campus in west London.

The new centre will focus on tech engineering, software and app development.

The 70,000 square-foot space will house Sky’s expanding technology engineers and software developers focusing on innovation across Sky’s broadcast and streaming platforms, consumer products and the latest content innovations including virtual reality.

The new building will also be the home of Sky’s new Get into Tech for Young Women scheme. The new programme aims to provide girls of school leaving age the chance to train for free as a coder, with further opportunities at the Sky Software Academy when they have completed the course.

Jeremy Darroch, group chief executive of Sky, said: “Sky customers have always enjoyed cutting edge technology and the best products available – from satellite to streaming, Sky has led the way. The launch of this dedicated innovation centre will enable us to push the boundaries even further.

“The development of the west London campus reflects Sky’s journey over the past 29 years. Just as we have moved from porta-cabins to a world-class working environment we have also grown from a satellite business to Europe’s leading direct to consumer media company with content, consumer technology and innovation at its core.”