Virgin Media has announced the appointment of former Tesco UK finance director Eamonn O’Hare as its chief financial officer.
O’Hare will assume the role in November. O’Hare was Tesco UK finance director for around four years.
Virgin Media chief executive Neil Berkett said: “As well as an understanding of the UK telecoms sector, Eamonn brings with him an impressive combination of financial and operational expertise, a proven track record of driving change in large consumer-focused companies and extensive capital markets experience. I’m delighted to welcome someone of his pedigree to our senior management team.”
O’Hare said: “This is a great time to be joining Virgin Media. With its next generation network and unrivalled range of cutting edge products, the company is uniquely positioned for growth in this fast-changing sector. I’m looking forward to working with Neil and his management team in accelerating Virgin Media’s transformation to the most consumer-focused company in the industry.”
Virgin Media has also announced an agreement with Disney allowing a new range of childrens’ content to be made available across Virgin Media’s three entertainment platforms.
The deal includes the addition of the recently launched Disney XD channel, TV on demand content including HD programming, as well as rights for a wide range of Disney shows to be made available on Virgin Media’s online and mobile portals.
Virgin Media executive director of content acquisition Katharine Burns said: “Virgin Media has been a pioneer in developing new TV services and our three screens deal with Disney is a perfect example of how driving innovation can benefit the consumer and enhance their viewing experience. As the home of family entertainment, we’re uniquely positioned to give our customers the greatest range of flexibility and choice in their TV viewing, and with great premium content on demand we think kids and families alike are going to love the freedom this Disney deal will bring.”