CEO, Sky Deutschland
Carsten Schmidt (born 1963) has been the CEO of Sky Deutschland since 25 June 2015. He represents a company strategy that is based on growth, customer satisfaction, exclusive program content, and exciting innovations. Prior to taking over as CEO, he was Chief Officer Sports, Advertising Sales & Internet at Sky Deutschland (since 2006) as well as Managing Director Programming at Sky Austria. During this period, he established Sky Sport News HD, Germany's only 24/7 sports news channel, expanded and intensified Sky's relations with the DFL, explored new business areas for the company's marketing subsidiary Sky Media, was responsible for Sky's online presence and launched the new company website www.sky.de in 2015, among other things. In 2003, Schmidt won the German TV Award for the Bundesliga TV conference. In 2012, he was named “Sports Business Manager of the Year” by specialist magazine Horizont.