“Gerry has worked 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.”
O’Sullivan joins another high-profile technologist on the Piksel board, Discovery’s John Honeycutt.
He started his career at the BBC, he later 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.
O’Sullivan went on 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.
“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 Gerry O’Sullivan. “I am honoured to have been asked to join the Piksel board, and I look forward to working with Peter and the entire executive team”.
Piksel designs, builds and manages online video solutions for the likes of AT&T, Sky, Channel 4, Discovery, Liberty Global, Mediaset and OSN. It’s headquarters are in York, UK.