Brian Sullivan

Fox names new digital president

Fox Networks Group (FNG) has promoted from within for a new leader of its Digital Consumer Group division. Jeff Hughes, who joined FNG in 2016, will succeed Brian Sullivan in the role. He is a former BSkyB (now Sky UK) and Omniphone exec. Sullivan, a former Sky Deutschland and Sky UK chief, was promoted to […]

Sullivan lands Fox president post after Freer’s Hulu exit

Brian Sullivan has been named president and COO of Fox Networks Group (FNG), with former incumbent Randy Freer now bedded in at Hulu. Former Sky Deutschland chief Sullivan takes on a broad operational role that will see him in charge of revenue and distribution at Fox Television Group, FX, Fox Sports and National Geographic Partners. […]

Fox now streaming primetime to subs

Fox Broadcasting has begun simulcasting its primetime programming via the and Fox Now platforms. This makes Fox the first American broadcast network to offer its key programmes as a live-streamed service for its pay TV customers around the US, and stamps former Sky Deutschland chief Brian Sullivan’s mark on Fox’s digital strategy. The streams, […]

Fox names Sullivan digital chief

21st Century Fox has named former Sky Deutschland CEO Brian Sullivan as president of digital at Fox Networks Group, a new role that will give him responsibility for strategy for the group’s direct-to-consumer digital video business and other digital activities. As well as driving the direct-to-consumer activity, Sullivan will be responsible for Fox’s existing digital […]

BSkyB rebrands as Euro merger completes

BSkyB has completed the takeovers of its European pay TV cousins, and subsequently rebranded its corporate identity. The UK-based satellite TV giant company will now be known simply as Sky after dropping the full title British Sky Broadcasting, and its stock exchange ticker will change to SKY from BSY tomorrow as a result. Sky has […]

Sky Deutschland says it will add 450,000 subs

Pay TV operator Sky Deutschland expects to gain between 400,000 and 450,000 subscribers and full-year EBITDA in the range of €80 million to €110 million (US$107 million to US$ 147 million) in the new financial year after posting strong numbers for the quarter to June. Sky increased its overall direct subscribers by 82,000 in the […]

Sky confirms ‘Sky Europe’ merger

UK satcaster BSkyB has confirmed its takeover of European pay TV sister companies Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia. The agreement with 21st Century Fox will hand Sky 57.4% of the Germany business and 100% of Sky Italia. Sky will pay £2.9 billion (US$4.93 billion) in cash for Sky Deutschland and £2.45 billion for Sky Italia […]

Sky Deutschland and ARD making original drama

German pay TV operator Sky Deutschland is teaming up with public broadcaster ARD to collaborate on a period crime drama series, Babylon Berlin, that will be aired on Sky ahead of its free-to-air broadcast. ARD will reportedly contribute about €9 million (US$12.3 million) of the total €25 million budget for the eight or 10-part series, […]

Euro Sky channels showing Pope’s canonisation in 3D

Sky’s dedicated 3D channels in Italy, Germany and the UK will broadcast the upcoming canonisation of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. The event is being produced by the Vatican Television Centre and will go out live on the Sky channels on Sunday, April 27, starting at 9.30pm. It will also be filmed […]

Sky Deutschland launches OTT service

Sky Deutschland has launched a new TV and movie OTT offering, called Snap, which is available to non-Sky subscribers along with subscribers. Similar to sister satcaster BSkyB’s a la carte NOW TV service in the UK, Snap will be available to non-Sky subscribers for €9.90 (US$13.60) per month with only a month-to-month commitment. Existing Sky […]