McDonough will be focused on driving commercial growth and continued development of their cloud video platform and related applications. He previously held board level roles at Turner, where he was the managing director for Northern Europe and BBC Worldwide as EVP and general manager of the CEMA business.
McDonough brings a wealth of experience in media sector commercial innovation and business growth. Examples of his key achievements include directing the development of the Sky Kids app where Turner is a key partner and the company’s presence on Now TV and Virgin Media’s OTT services. He also led development on large scale new products for Turner. At BBC and A&E he launched multiple branded services across EMEA, including BBC World News, CBeebies and History.
“With the exponential growth in video use – rights holders, broadcast and OTT companies need more sophisticated capabilities to increase the use of their content across any device,” said Ian McDonough.
“I am extremely excited to be leading a business with this focus, and its huge potential for growth in this ever-evolving new media landscape.”
“We are delighted that Ian is joining the Board of Forbidden Technologies as the company’s CEO,” added chairman of Forbidden Technologies, David Main.
“Ian brings fantastic experience and understanding of our customers. In addition, he brings energy, a strong track record of commercial innovation and a clear ability to drive business performance.“
Forbidden Technologies plc is a media SaaS business, that develops, markets and licenses a powerful cloud video platform, with multiple applications, which can be used by rights holders, broadcasters, sports and news video specialists, post-production houses, other mass market digital video channels, corporates and consumers.