Fox Networks Group has appointed Brian Sullivan as the President of Digital which is a newly created post. Sullivan was previously working as the CEO of Sky Deutschland and according to the announcement made on Thursday, he will be joining Fox Networks Group shortly. He will be overseeing the growth plans of FoxNow, FXNow, Fox Sports Go and the Fox Play on an international level. Sullivan will be reporting to Chairman and CEO of Fox Networks Group, Peter Rice.
Brian’s responsibility at Fox Networks Group will include direct-to-consumer digital video. He will also be working with top executives of the company to assist in the planning of company growth and development on a larger global commercial platform. Fox Networks Group is a unit of 21st Century Fox which recently underwent major changes in the company structure after Rupert Murdoch stepped down from the role of CEO.
21st Century has promoted James Murdoch to the position of CEO and his brother Lachlan Murdoch to be the Executive Co-Chairman. Chairman and CEO of Fox Networks Group, Peter Rice stated, “Our portfolio of brands has the scale, reach and breadth to continue driving real innovation across the digital landscape. Brian’s track record which includes leading the turnaround at Sky Deutschland, as well as helping to build BSkyB into one of the world’s most successful pay-TV platforms underscores his constant focus on putting the customer first while embracing new technologies.”
Brian Sullivan added, “This new role not only returns me to my roots in the U.S., but also does so at a time of significant change within the video industry, one which is full of amazing new opportunities. With its strength in content, creativity, and channels, both linear and on demand, I can’t think of a company better poised to benefit from these opportunities than Fox.”
Brian Sullivan worked for five years at the Sky Deutschland. Before his joining the company was a loss making enterprise but with his insightful caliber, Brian turned the fate of Sky Deutschland making it a profit making company. He stepped down from the role of CEO of the German media company and returned back to United States of America.