Eutelsat appoints media veteran to head its video services

Video accounts for 65% of Eutelsat’s business
Gerry OSullivan, EVP, Global TV and Video
Gerry OSullivan, EVP, Global TV and Video


Eutelsat Communications has appointed Gerry O’Sullivan as executive vice president, Global TV and Video. 

Video is Eutelsat’s most longstanding activity and accounts for 65% of the Group’s business. In his new role, Gerry will drive the product development strategy in order to ensure that Eutelsat offers  innovative video services across its global footprint.

Michel Azibert, Eutelsat’s chief commercial and development officer, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Gerry to Eutelsat. His impressive combination of relevant experience will fuel our commitment to enhancing our customer value proposition and to pursuing the most innovative video roadmap in our industry.”

Gerry is an international media executive with extensive experience of commercial, marketing, operational and technical strategies for leading broadcasters and system operators, including the BBC, BSkyB, Deutsche Telekom, Digicel, Fox Newsand ABC. As the director of strategic product management at BSkyB, he was responsible for the launch of Sky+ HD and Video-on-Demand services. He also developed the global media business for Deutsche Telekom, as the SVP, global TV and entertainment. In his recent stint at Digicel, he steered the launch of IPTV services across the Caribbean and also devised strategies on cloud-based multi-screen consumer proposition. 


Editor's Choice

From the mag: ITU head Houlin Zhao on going beyond 5G – and why tech must be able to lift society
5G may have great transformative power. But it’s meaningless unless it can also be used to improve people’s lives, says International Telecommunication Union Secretary-General Houlin Zhao.
Society on the move: Dr Nuria Oliver on how data – and mobile phones – can make the world a better place
Data can help lift up society and make the world a better place, says Dr Nuria Oliver. And a key part of that: mobile phones.
From the mag: how TRA Bahrain is creating a framework for the future
Bahrain may be the smallest nation in the Gulf. Yet its telecommunications landscape is one of the most innovative and advanced – due in no small part to the work of the Kingdom’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA).

Most popular

Don't Miss a Story