Dawn Airey has worked in television for over 30 years. She headed up a unit of RTL Group, including Channel 5, where she was previously chairwoman and chief executive officer. She also worked as Managing Director of Global Content at ITV where she oversaw its UK and international production and content businesses. Prior to that, she was Managing Director, Channels and Services, at BSkyB, the UK’s largest pay-TV broadcaster.
Airey spent three years as CEO of Getty Images up to December 2018.
Ian McDonough, CEO of Blackbird, said: “It’s a real coup to have someone of Dawn’s calibre and media industry stature join our board. Her international experience and network make her an ideal candidate and aligns perfectly with our global strategy and the executive team are looking forward to working with her.”
Blackbird develops, markets and licenses its patented cloud video platform. The technology underpins multiple applications, which are used by rights holders, broadcasters, sports and news video specialists, esports live events and content owners, post-production houses, other mass market digital video channels and corporations.