Gemstar-TV Guide Channel hails new chief
Ryan O'Hara has been appointed president of the TV Guide Channel, where he will head up the channel and TV Guide SPOT, the company's new on-demand network.
O'Hara, who will continue to be based in Los Angeles, most recently was president of TVG Network, Gemstar-TV Guide's interactive horse racing network, which recently broke $100 million in quarterly wagering revenue.
O'Hara, who now reports to Gemstar-TV Guide CEO Rich Battista, will continue to oversee TVG until a successor is named.
O'Hara joined Gemstar-TV Guide in 2002 as senior vice president, business development and strategic planning. Before that, he served as director of interactive television strategy at BSkyB.