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Eutelsat names former Sky exec as TV and video chief

Gerry O'Sullivan

Gerry O’Sullivan

Satellite operator Eutelsat has named former Sky and Deutsche Telekom executive Gerry O’Sullivan as EVP, global TV and video.

O’Sullivan will be tasked with driving Eutelsat’s product development strategy. Video still accounts for 65% of Eutelsat’s business.

O’Sullivan held senior roles including director of strategic product management at Sky from 2000 to 2010, where he was esponsible for innovations that include the launch of Sky+ HD and video-on-demand services.

From 2011 to 2013 he was SVP, global TV and entertainment at Deutsche Telekom to develop its global media business. Most recently, at Digicel Group, he devised strategies on cloud-based multi-screen consumer propositions and steered the launch of IPTV across the Caribbean.

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.”