Elke Walthelm is Senior Vice President Partner Channels at Sky Deutschland and the deputy of Gary Davey, Executive Vice President Programming. She is responsible for the development and expansion of the partner channel portfolio at Sky, negotiating with international and local partner channels broadcasting series, documentaries, kids’ programs, lifestyle, music, etc. and managing these channels and their content at Sky, both the linear and non-linear distribution. She played a major role in the HD expansion at Sky and was responsible for the launch of several new HD channels including Pro7Fun HD, Spiegel Geschichte HD, and Disney Junior HD. Prior to joining Sky, she gathered 15 years of experience at strategic consultancy company BBDO Consulting, Premiere, and Premiere Star.