Ian McDonough

Cloud video outfit Blackbird hires Dawn Airey as non-exec

Cloud video technology provider Blackbird – formerly known as Forbidden Technologies – has hired media industry veteran Dawn Airey as a non-executive director. Airey, who was CEO of Getty Images until December last year, has previously worked as SVP in charge of operations at Yahoo! EMEA, as a senior executive at RTL Group and as […]

Forbidden Technologies becomes Blackbird

Cloud video technology outfit Forbidden Technologies has changed its name to Blackbird and has unveiled new products. The company said that the use of the Blackbird brand as the company’s master brand reinforced its differentiation from between competitors.  Blackbird provides access to live and file-based video cloud workflows for reviewing, logging, frame-accurate editing and publishing, […]

McDonough takes charge of Forbidden Technologies

Cloud video software-as-a-service specialist Forbidden Technologies has named former Turner northern Europe chief and BBC Worldwide executive Ian McDonough as its new CEO. McDonough will be charged with driving AIM-quoted Forbidden’s commercial growth and the continued development of its cloud video platform and related applications. The company specialises in technology that brings video production in […]

Turner EMEA names McDonough replacement

Turner EMEA has promoted Pierre Branco to succeed Ian McDonough as head of its Northern Europe business. Branco will relocate from Paris to London to become senior VP of Northern Europe, reporting to Turner EMEA president Giorgio Stock. Former BBC Worldwide exec McDonough exited in April after helming negotiations on a significant deal with UK […]

Turner’s Northern Europe boss exiting

Ian McDonough, Turner’s boss in Northern Europe, is leaving the channels business. He joined Turner in 2014 from BBC Worldwide where he had been EVP, covering the Central Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa regions for the commercial arm of the UK pubcaster. At Turner he oversaw the Northern Europe operations, including the UK, where […]

Turner poaches BBC Worldwide’s McDonough

Turner Broadcasting System has poached BBC Worldwide’s Ian McDonough to lead its new Northern Europe unit. The hire comes as BBC WW’s Asian boss Joyce Yeung becomes executive VP, global content sales and Western Europe chief David Weiland replacing her as EVP, Asia. McDonough was BBCWW’s EVP, CEMA (Central Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa) […]