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.