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96. Jonathan Licht

jonathan licht
Age 49
Occupation Managing Director, Sky Sports
Nationality British
Position Last Year New

Jonathan Licht is the Managing Director of Sky Sports. He joined Sky in 1998 after starting his career at Eurosport, initially working in the Audience Research department for Sky Media. He moved to Sky Sports in 2005 to become Head of Strategy and Planning and, subsequently, Director of Strategy and Business Development.

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In 2019 he was promoted to Deputy MD for Sky Sports. He oversaw the Sky Sports strategy and vision delivery, including rights acquisitions, rights-holder relationships, channel plans and distribution. Jonathan became Managing Director for Sky Sports in May 2021, leading the business into its fourth decade of operation with a focus on innovation and growth across linear and digital platforms.

During his career, Jonathan Licht has overseen several key initiatives that have strengthened the Sky Sports brand, including the packaging and proposition changes that saw Sky Sports channels move to be genre-based and the acquisition and extension of crucial rights, including the Premier League, ECB, Formula 1 and FA WSL.

Sky Sports has revealed fans will be able to get closer to the action on track than ever before, with the 2022 Formula 1 season broadcasted in High Dynamic Range (HDR) for the first time in its history.

Sky Sports F1 viewers can experience live races inside their favourite driver’s car thanks to a stunning new innovation for the 2023 season.

Sky customers with a Sky Sports F1 subscription must download the Sky Sports App and log in to ride with Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc or any driver.

In addition to the 20 driver onboard streams, viewers will also experience the Sky Sports ‘Battle Channel’, a split-screen offering focusing on a battle between up to three cars.

If you prefer to jump onboard through your TV screen, the service will also be available through Sky Q and Sky Glass.

This is in addition to the Race Control streams available in previous seasons, including multi-screen, timing screen, driver tracker and onboard mix.

Jonathan Licht, Managing Director of Sky Sports, said:

We are pleased to bring the 2022 Formula 1 season to life in a way fans won’t have experienced before. The stunning picture quality offered through HDR will make viewing the new Formula 1 season even more exciting and impactful than ever.

As the exclusive home of live Formula 1 in the UK and Ireland, we will immediately bring Sky customers the drama from every worldwide circuit into the comfort of their homes.

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