OTT pioneer Sullivan steps down as Sky-D chief exec

Brian Sullivan

Brian Sullivan

Brian Sullivan is to step down as Sky Deutschland’s Chief Executive and return to the US.

Jeremy Darroch, Group Chief Executive of Sky, has commended Sullivan’s “huge contribution” to Sky Deutschland over the latter’s five year tenure, during which the broadcaster became the first European pay-TV broadcaster to launch its own solo OTT Service (Snap).

“Brian has made a huge contribution to Sky Deutschland over the last five years,” explains Darroch. “He has built an excellent team who have delivered a step-change in growth and opened up the significant future opportunity for Sky in Germany and Austria. We wish him the very best as he returns to the US.”

Carsten Schmidt, currently Sky Deutschland’s Chief Officer Sports, Advertising Sales & Internet, is set to succeed Mr Sullivan. He takes on the new role of Deputy Chief Executive with immediate effect and will work alongside Mr Sullivan over the coming months before taking over as Chief Executive.

Alice Mascia, VP Strategy, Sky Deutschland is among a number of representatives from Sky that will be attending TV Connect (28th – 30th April 2015 ExCel, London). Click here to download the full TV Connect brochure


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