Published: 11.39 Europe/London, April 25, 2011
Gerry O’Sullivan is to join Deutsche Telekom as the IPTV platform’s VP of Global TV and Entertainment, where he will be responsible for the international development of services that include videoload, musicload and gamesload.
Most recently with BSkyB in London, O’Sullivan helped launch Sky 3D, Sky HD and Sky Broadband. He began his career with BBC News and Current Affairs, directing all of the corporation’s main news programmes, before launching BBC World Service Television.
O’Sullivan later launched Australia’s first 24-hour news channel as head of production, before moving to New York, first with WBIS, and later Fox News.
“I really wanted to be a part of what I believe is going to deliver the next generation of TV and Entertainment experiences,” said O’Sullivan. “Yes the over used ‘cloud’ will be where all our TV and Entertainment needs will be served: from the traditional line up of linear channels, to infinite libraries of VOD, music, games and true immersive interactivity.” He said the whole experience would be highly personalised through a plethora of companion devices.