Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
United Kingdom, Ireland
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Programming And Broadcasting Activities
60.20 - Television Programming And Broadcasting Activities

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
30 January 2024
Employment effect (start)
30 January 2024
Foreseen end date
31 December 2024


The UK-based media and entertainment company Sky has announced that it will cut 1,000 jobs worldwide in 2024.

The company plans to cut 1,000 jobs in the United Kingdom and Ireland, which represents about 4% of its workforce in these countries. The cuts are expected to hit the company’s engineering teams who are tasked with installing satellite dishes. The conditions of the programme will be negotiated with employee representatives according to local regulations.

The restructuring programme is related to a shift from satellite to digital service provision. As the source reports, a review into the company's business structure revealed a decreased requirement for satellite specialists as more customers transition to digital-only services.

Owned by Comcast, Sky is Europe’s largest media company, employing about 25,000 staff in the UK and Ireland.



Eurofound (2024), Sky, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 200745, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/200745.