Executive Vice President Content, Sky Deutschland
Elke Walthelm has been Executive Vice President Content at Sky Deutschland since February 2016. In this role, she is responsible for Sky Deutschland’s overarching programming strategy. Among other things, this includes the acquisition of programming rights, the selection and development of in-house productions, and program planning including the design of on-demand and streaming offerings. In addition, she is responsible for the further development of Sky Cinema and Sky Entertainment as well as the transactional business Sky Store. Since October 2020, Elke Walthelm has also held 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 and the branded SVoD service SYFY Horror for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Walthelm has been with Sky since 2005 and, prior to her appointment to the executive management team, was already primarily managing business relationships with all Sky partner broadcasters as Deputy Head of Programming. Before joining Sky, Walthelm worked for the strategic consultancy BBDO Consulting, now Batten & Company.