As an international media executive with extensive experience in the broadcasting, pay TV and media sectors, Gerry has held many senior positions managing commercial, editorial, creative, marketing, operational and technical teams for leading broadcasters and multiple systems operators across three continents.
“Gerry has worked with 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.”
After starting his career at the BBC, Gerry launched Australia's first 24 hour news channel, before leading the engineering and operational teams for Fox News, New York. Returning to the UK, Gerry 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. After 10 years at Sky, he was asked 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. Most recently, as Interim CEO for Digicel's TV group, he launched a number of next generation cloud based IPTV and quad play services throughout the Caribbean, South America and the Pacific.
Bill Russell, Piksel’s non-executive Chairman stated: “With Gerry O’Sullivan and John Honeycutt, Piksel now has a depth of hands-on experience and proven success rarely seen at the board level in privately held technology companies. The ability to attract world class talent such as Gerry and John makes me very proud of what Piksel as a company has accomplished. Gerry’s extended global experience is exactly what we were looking for to help guide us into the future.”
“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 honored to have been asked to join the Piksel board, and I look forward to working with Peter and the entire executive team.”
Piksel has been building successful online video businesses for over a decade. The company’s unique combination of professional and managed services is underpinned by Piksel’s state-of-the-art video platform, the Piksel Palette. Launched in the second half of 2015, the Piksel Palette™ is the only commercially available video distribution and monetization platform using a Micro-Services Architecture (MSA).
Piksel’s unrivaled expertise is in designing, building and managing online video solutions for the likes of AT&T, Sky, Channel 4, Discovery, Liberty Global, Mediaset and OSN. Headquartered in York, UK, Piksel offices can be found throughout Europe and the Americas.