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Piksel has confirmed that global media and entertainment executive Gerry O’Sullivan has been elected to Piksel’s board of directors.
“Gerry has worked with some of the most senior people in entertainment, news and sports worldwide and offers a unique perspective on how digital content and new technologies can support and create new revenue streams for the business,” said Peter Heiland, Piksel’s CEO. “We believe this will assist in providing Piksel and in turn our customers with the global perspective required to succeed in today’s highly dynamic market.”
After starting his career at the BBC, O’Sullivan launched Australia’s first 24 hour news channel, before leading the engineering and operational teams for Fox News, New York. Returning to the UK, he managed the strategy and execution of BSKYB’s TV user proposition, where he was responsible for launching Sky + HD, Sky Broadband, Sky VoD, Sky + EPG, Sky 3D and Sky’s online and mobile innovations. After 10 years at Sky, he was asked to lead Deutsche Telekom’s Global TV and Entertainment businesses where he launched a multichannel offering including IPTV, satellite, hybrid and a range of video and media OTT and second screen platforms across Europe. Most recently, as Interim CEO for Digicel’s TV group, O’Sullivan launched a number of next generation cloud based IPTV and quad play services throughout the Caribbean, South America and the Pacific.
“I have stated many times that I believe innovation in online video is where the future of the broadcasting and pay TV business will evolve. Piksel has demonstrated that it can deliver new and innovative experiences to its client’s customers,” said O’Sullivan.