Brian Sullivan

Fox names new digital president

Fox Networks Group (FNG) has promoted from within for a new leader of its Digital Consumer Group division. Jeff Hughes, who joined FNG in 2016, will succeed Brian Sullivan in the role. He is a former BSkyB (now Sky UK) and Omniphone exec. Sullivan, a former Sky Deutschland and Sky UK chief, was promoted to […]

Sullivan lands Fox president post after Freer’s Hulu exit

Brian Sullivan has been named president and COO of Fox Networks Group (FNG), with former incumbent Randy Freer now bedded in at Hulu. Former Sky Deutschland chief Sullivan takes on a broad operational role that will see him in charge of revenue and distribution at Fox Television Group, FX, Fox Sports and National Geographic Partners. […]

Fox names Brian Sullivan as digital chief

21st Century Fox has named former Sky Deutschland CEO Brian Sullivan as president of digital at Fox Networks Group, a new role that will give him responsibility for strategy for the group’s direct-to-consumer digital video business and other digital activities. As well as driving the direct-to-consumer activity, Sullivan will be responsible for Fox’s existing digital […]

Brian Sullivan to leave Sky in June

Brian Sullivan is to step down as CEO of Sky’s German arm on June 24 to return to the US.  Sky Deutschland’s supervisory board has named Carsten Schmidt, currently the pay TV operator’s chief officer for sports, advertising sales and the internet, as his successor. Schmidt will take on the new position of deputy CEO […]

BSkyB completes Sky Europe takeover, rebrands as ‘Sky’

BSkyB has completed its takeover of Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland, with the new combined company to be known simply as Sky. The new company will be listed on the London stock exchange and will be headed by Jeremy Darroch, CEO of BSkyB, with Sky Deutschland CEO Brian Sullivan and Sky Italia CEO Andrea Zappia […]

Sky Deutschland expects big subscriber boost in coming year

Pay TV operator Sky Deutschland expects to gain between 400,000 and 450,000 subscribers and full-year EBITDA in the range of €80-110 million in the new financial year after posting strong numbers for the quarter to June. Sky increased its overall direct subscribers by 82,000 in the quarter, taking its total to 3,813,000. Premium HD customers […]

Sky Deutschland partners with ARD for big budget drama

German pay TV operator Sky Deutschland is teaming up with public broadcaster ARD to collaborate on a period crime drama series, Babylon Berlin, that will be aired on Sky ahead of its free-to-air broadcast. ARD will reportedly contribute about €9 million of the total €25 million budget for the eight or 10-part series, with Sky […]

Sky Deutschland will invest in local content, says Sullivan

Pay TV operator Sky Deutschland will invest in local content when the operator begins to make money, according to CEO Brian Sullivan. Speaking on a panel session at ANGA COM this morning, Sullivan said that pay TV delivered predictable revenue streams “once you get going”. The company, which recently turned EBITDA positive, will be cash-positive […]

Sullivan, Sapan and Hollinger top DTVE Euro 50 Awards 2014

Sky Deutschland CEO Brian Sullivan, AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan and Discovery Networks International CEO Mark Hollinger were among the big winners at DTVE’s 2014 Euro 50 awards last night. Held this year at Amsterdam’s prestigious Hilton Hotel on the second day of Cable Congress, the prize ceremony saw Sky’s Sullivan fight off tough competition […]

Sky Deutschland hails ‘milestone’ year, further growth expected

Sky Deutschland said it expects subscriber growth of 400,000 to 450,000 people this year and a “strong increase in total revenues” after reporting positive full year EBITDA for the first time in 2013. Announcing its preliminary full year and Q4 2013 results, the German satellite TV operator described 2013 as a “milestone year” for Sky, […]