Heather Wheeler MP makes it a Hat-trick of Studio Visits at Sky

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.”