In an email sent out today to Sky News staff, Darroch also said that the move would provide "long-term certainty" for Sky News should the proposed takeover of Sky by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp get the go ahead, reports The Guardian.
Today, culture secretary Jeremy Hunt approved News Corp's plan to spinoff Sky News, which is designed to address media plurality concerns about the company's £8bn bid to acquire the 60.9% of Sky that it does not already own.
Under the proposal, Sky News would be independently funded for ten years, and overseen by an independent board of directors. News Corp would retain a 39.1% stake in the new company, with the remaining shares held by existing Sky investors.
"I want to take this opportunity to say that, if the acquisition was to take place, I believe that these proposals would represent a good outcome for Sky News," Darroch said in the email.
"In effect, they would maintain the status quo in respect of ownership, with News Corp owning a minority stake directly in Sky News in the same way as it does in Sky today."
Darroch said that separating Sky News would enable the rolling news broadcaster to "benefit from long-term continuity and certainty, allowing [staff] to continue to focus on what [they] do best: delivering the best possible news service on all platforms".
He noted that the new structure is "designed to put Sky News on a secure financial footing and guarantee its continued editorial independence," but stressed that these are "still proposals at this stage and nothing is confirmed".
Also today, former Sky chairman Andrew Neil said that business secretary Vince Cable's comment last year that he had "declared war" on Murdoch made the Sky takeover "pretty much a done deal".