Sky Delivers Mobile Media Experiences to Customers With MobileIron

LONDON, June 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sky (LSE:SKY), Europe's leading entertainment provider is securely delivering media experiences to customers via mobile devices.

Dealing with an increasingly tech-savvy customer base, Sky needed to equip sales agents with the ability to showcase media content via mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets. Sky enlisted Qolcom to deliver a fully scalable MobileIron solution that would allow the company to securely manage 5,000 iOS devices.

"We looked at several leading EMM solutions and after three months analysing MobileIron's features we decided it was the right solution for our business," said Amardeep Rai, Authentication and File Services Manager, Sky.

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A seamless user experience and flexible management controls

"We had very specific criteria that MobileIron was able to address: the solution had to provide a superior user experience and straightforward administration. Device security was paramount, but we wanted the controls to be flexible to our specific requirements. And finally, we wanted to integrate our solution with numerous corporate technologies such as Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange Active Sync, Certificate Services, and Kerberos Constrained Delegation," said Rai.

As a result of the new MobileIron platform, Sky employees across IT, field engineering and sales are able to use corporate apps to streamline tasks, as well as to enhance file distribution and browsing, and ultimately deliver market-leading customer service.

Secure access to corporate resources

Sky uses MobileIron AppConnect to containerise custom-developed apps, and allow apps to securely access corporate resources behind the firewall. Using this functionality, Sky's developers built an app that connects to the company's marketing portal, allowing sales agents to demonstrate the video appearing on Sky in the upcoming months.

"There's no doubt that having secure mobile access to sales and marketing content is helping our sales staff," said Rai. "With MobileIron, we've expanded the range of what our employees are capable of achieving outside the office while also allowing them to present a cutting-edge image to our customers."

About Sky
Sky is Europe's leading entertainment company with 21 million customers across five countries: Italy, Germany, Austria, the UK and Ireland. We offer the best and broadest range of content, deliver market-leading customer service and use innovative new technology to give customers a better TV experience, whenever and wherever they choose.

Sky has annual revenues of over £11 billion and is Europe's leading investor in television content with a combined programming budget of over £4.6 billion. The company employs 31,000 people and is listed on the London Stock Exchange (SKY).

About MobileIron
MobileIron provides the secure foundation for companies around the world to transform into Mobile First organisations. For more information, please visit

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