Elke Walthelm has been Executive Vice President Content at Sky Deutschland since February 2016, and is one of the Managing Directors. In this role, she is responsible for the overarching program strategy of Sky Deutschland. Her duties include the acquisition of programming rights, the commissioning of original productions, program planning, and the development of the on demand and streaming offering. Furthermore, she oversees the development of the Sky Cinema and Sky Entertainment propositions as well as the transactional Sky Store business.
In October 2020, Elke additionally took on the role of Managing Director of NBC Universal Global Networks Germany. She is responsible for business development, strategy and all corporate activities of NBC Universal and the pay TV brands 13th Street, SYFY, Universal TV and E! Entertainment as well as the branded SVoD service SYFY Horror for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Elke has been with the company since 2005. Prior to joining the Executive Management Team she had been managing business relations with all Sky partner channels as Deputy Programming head. Before Elke came to Sky, she worked for strategic consultancy agency BBDO Consulting, now Batten & Company.