Heather Wheeler MP visited the most environmentally sustainable broadcasting facility in Europe, Sky Sports Studios to learn more about the rigours of live broadcasting.
This trip is a continuation of my Industry and Parliament Trust (IPT) Fellowship with a visit to the Sky News and Sports Studios in West London on Thursday 21st January.
My time with Sky involved a tour of their facilities, including meeting the renowned Sky Academy, which is designed to unlock the potential in young people through TV, creativity and sport – a fascinating new way of getting young people into this great industry. Also on my agenda was a meeting with Alistair Law, Head of UK Policy, who covered a variety of topics ranging from the TV licence to EU competition regulations.
I have previously visited Global Studios and ITV London News studio as part of my Fellowship. All of the information I have learnt during my visits will be invaluable in her role as PPS to Rt Hon John Whittingdale, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.
“I have had a wonderful time with Sky this morning. I am extremely grateful to all the team that helped to make today such a success. They provided me with plenty of inspiration and ideas about broadcasting which compliments my previous Fellowship visits excellently.”
Acting Head of Public Affair From Sky Caroline Donaghy added:
“It was our pleasure to be able to host Heather today. She was genuinely interested in so many aspects of the work we do here. Maintaining a healthy working relationship with Parliamentarians is important to us and I am thankful to the IPT for all the work they do in this area.”