Driving Growth

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Ryan O’Hara, 38

TV Guide Channel

TV Guide Channel president Ryan O’Hara thinks the next 36 months will mark “the most interesting phase of the industry — full of upsides to take advantage of and threats to dodge.”

And he should know, having been an integral part of driving growth at Fox Cable Networks and Gemstar-TV Guide International.

O’Hara currently oversees programming, development, marketing, publicity, advertising sales, operations, business affairs and finance for TV Guide Channel, which is being rebranded as TV Guide Network. He also heads the company’s video-on-demand and broadband businesses.

Previously, O’Hara served as president of TVG, Gemstar-TV Guide’s horse racing network, responsible for programming, wagering, financial, legal and advertising sales operations. He was also senior vice president of business development and strategic planning for Gemstar-TV Guide.

Prior to Gemstar-TV Guide, O’Hara held posts at British Sky Broadcasting Group, as well as Fox Cable Networks, and its predecessor, Fox/Liberty Networks.

O’Hara also worked in brand management at Nestle and was an entertainment management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers.