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Phil Edgar-Jones

Director of Sky Entertainment and Sky Arts - Sky

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Phil Edgar-Jones is responsible for driving the vision and strategy of the UK’s only dedicated arts channels, broadcasting 24 hours of content a day. He joined Sky as Head of Entertainment in 2012 and was appointed the Director of Sky Arts in 2014. He oversees all entertainment series in production across Sky’s channels – Sky Max HD, Sky Witness HD, Sky Atlantic HD, Sky Arts HD and Sky Movies, and it was in this role that he commissioned a wealth of successful programmes for Sky Arts including Portrait Artist of the Year, Brian Johnson’s Life on the Road; Tate Britain’s Art Walks, Treasures of the British Library, The Glyndebourne Opera Cup and many more; and for Sky Max his team looks after A League of their Own; The Russell Howard Hour; Never Mind the Buzzcocks; Rob & Rom Vs among others. Prior to that, Edgar-Jones was Creative Director of Remarkable Pictures (part of Endemol UK) where he oversaw Big Brother during its Channel 4 years and a number of entertainment projects including the first constructed reality show in the UK, The Salon as well as Space Cadets, Shattered and Seven Days on the Breadline. Edgar-Jones’ has also worked at Ginger TV (Exec Producer, The Priory); Absolutely (exec Producing The Jack Docherty Show and working alongside writers such as Mitchell and Webb, Armstrong and Bain, Cecil and Riley); and before that on The Big Breakfast, The Word and The Sunday Show