Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Programming And Broadcasting Activities
60.20 - Television programming and broadcasting activities

654 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
9 April 2021
Employment effect (start)
9 April 2021
Foreseen end date
31 December 2024


The television broadcasting company Sky Italia, Italian subsidiary of the UK-based Sky Group, presented a redundancy plan to the unions entailing 2,500 to 3,000 jobs cut. The company claimed that the entire broadcaster sector is experiencing a transformation to adapt to the digitisation and the diffusion of streaming platforms.

The restructuring is planned over a four-year period and will take place on a voluntary basis and without resorting to direct dismissals. The plan foresees overall savings amounting to around €300 million.

Currently, the company employs 5,000 direct workers and further 6,000 indirect ones.

Updated, 15/07/2021: An agreement has been reached between the company and the trade unions, significantly reducing the number of exits. According to the agreement, the transformation plan will affect 153 people for the remaining six months of 2021 and a total of 501 people for 2022. As part of the agreement, the company also committed not to take unilateral actions.




Eurofound (2021), Sky Italia, Internal restructuring in Italy, factsheet number 104605, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/104605.