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2020

Sky launches Sky Documentaries, Sky Nature and Sky HISTORY.

Sky Mobile rolls out 5G connectivity.

Sky Studios signs partnership with Fremantle’s The Apartment.

Sky announces biggest year yet for Sky TV with 80 Sky originals.

Sky launches Sky Zero, our commitment to become net zero carbon by 2030.

Sky Sports makes more women’s sport available to new audiences via Sky Sports YouTube channel.

Sky launches Ultimate TV, Sky and Netflix all in one place.

Sky signs multi-year partnership with Disney for Disney +.

Sky launches new package combining Sky Sports and BT Sport in one subscription.

Sky Studios Elstree receives planning approval and breaks ground.

Sky signs partnership with Sony Pictures.

Sky Media signs deal to sell BT Sport advertising inventory.

Sky Germany begins new era of flexibility, choice and value for customers with new packages and content plan.

Sky agrees expanded partnership with Discovery and becomes exclusive partner for launch of Discovery +.

Sky Italia launches Sky WiFi across Italy.

All Sky Originals in the UK certified Carbon Neutral.

Sky commits £30million to support diversity and inclusion, and the fight against racial injustice.

Sky Studios acquires stakes in Longboat Pictures and The Lighthouse.

Sky Sports launches new Sky Sports NFL channel and multi-year partnership with the NFL.

Sky Sports launches season of sustainability, with all live premier league and EFL coverage and transfer Deadline Day albert certified.

Sky Arts comes free to air channel, available to everyone.

Sky launches Fiit and ROXi on Sky Q.

Sky Sports launches plans to tackle online abuse.

Sky Studios and Box of Tricks launch inaugural Screen/Play Award.

Sky signs partnership with NBCUniversal for DreamWorks Animation TV content.

Sky announces launch of first retail shops across the UK.

Sky launches The Edit, introducing 30,000 young people to careers in the media industry.

Sky Broadband launches new FTTP service.

Sky Sports makes decisive Scotland and Northern Ireland UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers FTA.

British Basketball League rights return to Sky Sports alongside the 2021 America’s Cup and British and Irish Lions Tour.

Sky Q rolls out HDR movies and Netflix, improved voice search and personalisation.

Sky signs deal with Entertainment One.

Sky rolls out Ford Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vans to Sky Engineers.

Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev achieves albert certification.

Sky signs partnership with Amazon to bring Prime Video to Sky Q and NOW TV to Firesticks.

Sky signs partnership with STV for hundreds of hours of boxsets.

Sky and Kick It Out form ground breaking new partnership.

2021

Dana Strong becomes Sky Group CEO.

Sky announces biggest ever line-up of 125 Sky Originals in 2021 – an increase of 50% on the previous year.

Sky appoints seven leaders in diversity and inclusion to its new Diversity Advisory Council and sets ambitious 2025 diversity and inclusion target: 20% Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority with 5% Black by 2025.

Sky becomes a COP26 Principal Partner and Media Partner, publishes the Kew Reforestation Report with Kew Gardens and joins the ClimateGroup's #EV100 initiative, committing to a 100% electric fleet by 2030.

The first Hillary Rodham Clinton Global Challenges Scholars graduate and Sky and Swansea University welcome the second cohort of five talented to the programme.

Sky signs deals with STUDIO CANAL, BBC Sounds, Extreme E, Barclay’s FA Women’s Super League and Vitality Netball Superleague.

Sky Mobile reaches 2m customers.

Sky News wins 6 RTS television journalism awards, including News Channel of the Year and becomes a founding member of the albert news consortium.

Sky Sports partners with the Women’s Sport Collective to further opportunities for women in sport.

NOW TV unveils new identity, look and feel, branding to NOW.

Sky News launches first daily news programme dedicated to climate change and the environment – The Daily Climate Show.

Sky launches Sky Connect, a new UK B2B telecoms product focused on partnering with small businesses.

Sky backs small British businesses by launching ‘Sky Connect’ to provide better broadband experiences, helping create 1000 jobs.

Sky inspires brands to go green with the ‘Sky Zero Footprint Fund’ – a £2m campaign to inspire change and help fast-track sustainable initiatives.

Sky partners with Creative Access to launch TV placements to support under-represented groups.

Sky Studios Elstree and BAM launch partnership with Elstree Screen Arts Academy to celebrate Borehamwood’s rich film and TV heritage.

Sky’s 2030 net zero commitment targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative.

Netflix, Bisha K Ali and Sky Join Forces to Support Screenwriting Talent From Black, Asian and Other racial and Ethnic backgrounds.

Sky Sports and the ECB partner to champion inclusion with grassroots cricket initiative Dynamos Cricket Intros in 100 communities.

Sky aims to help tackle loneliness amongst older people who are isolated.

Sky hits 100% renewable electricity target and publishes methods behind Scope 3 emissions reporting.

Sky Sports agrees broadcast deal with the WSL, a ground-breaking moment for women’s sport.

Sky introduces Sky Glass, the new streaming TV.

DBK Studios and Sky Studios partner for short films celebrating Black and diverse British talent.

Sky and Kick It Out partner to drive progressive change in football through scholarship programme aimed at Black and other under-represented ethnic minorities.

Sky’s #GameZero achieves net zero status and becomes world’s first net zero carbon elite football match.

Sky Mobile partners with the NSPCC to help fund ChildLine at Christmas via #DonateYourData

2022

Sky donates over £1million to Sir Lewis Hamilton’s Foundation, Mission 44, to tackle high rate of school exclusions among Black students.

Sky launches bursary to support the Irish Women’s National Football Team off the pitch.

Sky Sports champions British South Asian football talent through new partnership with Sporting Equals

Sky Mobile launches #DonateYourData to support the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Ukraine appeal.

Sky secures a record 27 nominations at the BAFTA Television Awards.

Sky Broadband launches its fastest package ever – Gigafast

Sky commits to tackling digital inequality and enhance the skills of 250,000 people with new Sky Up fund addressing digital exclusion

Sky Sports announces multi-year broadcast partnership with W series.

Sky Documentaries and APX Content Ventures champion directors from underrepresented backgrounds through £500,000 fund for Documentary shorts.

Sky Sports announces multi-year extension of live PGA Tour coverage.

Sky Arts launches ‘Access All Arts’ week for primary schools to celebrate the arts and highlight the importance of supporting young people’s health and wellbeing.

Sky partners with the Black Equity Organisation to back Black British entrepreneurs with a £1m Future 100 Growth Fund.

Sky Sports encourages sports fans to take action against climate change at some of the biggest sporting events this summer with a new Sky Zero campaign.

Sky Sports and the ECB extend their 30-year partnership to increase investment in the game and show more live cricket, including women’s live cricket than ever before.