Brian Sullivan is President and Chief Operating Officer of Fox Networks Group (FNG). In this position, he has a broad operational role across FNG and directly oversees revenue and distribution for the Fox Television Group, FX, FOX Sports and National Geographic Partners.
Sullivan joined 21st Century Fox in June 2015 as President & COO of Fox Networks Group’s Digital Consumer Group, where he led digital strategy for all FNG’s network brands, drove growth across FNG’s portfolio of authenticated streaming products, and harnessed digital opportunities around data, monetization and ad serving. In that role, Sullivan oversaw the introduction of a new streaming experience allowing live and on-demand viewing of FNG cross-network programming across all its authenticated apps including the first live primetime broadcast on an app in more than 200 markets nationally, and the first local ad insertion.
Sullivan has served as a member of the Hulu Board of Directors since 2016, and joined the Board of Directors for National Geographic Partners in 2018.
Sullivan previously spent nearly two decades in Europe in a variety of leadership roles in the pay TV arena. Before joining Fox, Mr. Sullivan was CEO of Sky Deutschland, Germany’s top pay TV provider, leading it through one of Europe’s largest ever media turnarounds and into an unprecedented period of growth, with the service’s customer base increasing almost 70% during his tenure. Previously, he spent 14 years at BSkyB, most recently as Managing Director of BSkyB’s Customer Group, using a specific focus on customers and innovation to help launch the original Sky Digital service, as well as Sky+, Sky HD, Sky Broadband and Sky Go, and driving the business to over 10 million customers. Earlier, Mr. Sullivan held various roles in the pay TV industry in the U.S., including time spent at Viacom’s Showtime Networks.