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TV Guide Channel Names O’Hara President

Aug 15, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Former horse racing network head Ryan O’Hara has been named president of TV Guide Channel, Gemstar-TV Guide International announced Monday. Mr. O’Hara, who previously was president of TVG, Gemstar’s interactive online betting channel, will oversee all aspects of TV Guide Channel and TV Guide Spot-the company’s on-demand network. Mr. O’Hara is the first person to hold the title of president at TV Guide Channel.

“Ryan has done an outstanding job operating and building the TVG network,” said Rich Battista, CEO of Gemstar-TV Guide. “Under his leadership, TVG has experienced tremendous revenue growth while adding a distinctive edge to its product offering for consumers, advertisers and distributors. Ryan takes the reins of TV Guide Channel when the network is in a unique competitive position, with substantial opportunities ahead.”