Sky helps tomorrow's broadcasters with two new scholarships

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01 Apr 2014

SKY has launched two new awards to help the broadcasters of tomorrow.

CEO John Fellet presented the first prizes today at CPIT’s New Zealand Broadcasting School (NZBS) in Christchurch.

Local teenager Jasmine Steele, 19, of Christchurch won both the Top First Year Student for 2013 and Outstanding Achievement in Craft.

“Jasmine’s dedication and professionalism is very impressive and we are delighted to present her with the inaugural SKY scholarships. She clearly has a long and successful career in broadcasting ahead of her,” says Fellet.

SKY has an ongoing relationship with the broadcasting school, having provided internships to NZBS students for the past six years.

NZBS student

Jasmine Steele won both of SkyTV's new awards for New Zealand Broadcasting School students, taking home Top First Year Student for 2013 and Outstanding Achievement in Craft.

This year alone, the company has provided six internships across Entertainment, Content, 60 Minutes, SKY Sport, OSB (SKY’s on-site production unit) and SKY News on Prime.

“Our first intern from the NZBS was Tom Fox back in 2008, who went on to become the Associate Channel manager of Prime TV before he left recently for the UK on his OE,” says Fellet.

Steele is studying television production, having joined the course straight from secondary school.

“Jasmine consistently excels in her work,” says the head of the school, Tony Simons.

“She is an exemplary student and an inspiration to others and absolutely deserves these awards. We are very proud of her.”

The new SKY awards are worth $1,000 each and they will continue to work with the school to provide internships.