Fergal Ringrose has decided to step down as editorial director of TVBEurope and will depart Intent Media on 30 October. TVBEurope will announce news of his successor to join the remaining team very shortly.
Ringrose said, “It was a massively difficult and emotional decision to make, one I have been mulling over for many months. But after 20 years of leading TVBEurope editorially I simply felt it time to step aside and let someone else take the reins as I pursue other opportunities in the future.
“Having been there at the start of TVBEurope in 1993 I’m enormously proud of its growth from debutant to the market-leading title for the European broadcast technology business. In print, events and digital I now leave the brand in really excellent shape with a superb team in place for future success. I have played my part; the time has arrived for me to move on.”
“On behalf of the entire team of TVBEurope past and present, I wish Fergal all the best and want to thank him for 20 years of unparalleled service,” said TVBEurope publisher Steve Connolly. “Fergal will be greatly missed but his legacy is an unrivalled portfolio of print, digital and events in the broadcast technology market, of which he has been the driving force for all these years.”
Since the acquisition of Intent Media by Newbay Media, TVBEurope has strengthened its position as market leader and is now allied with the TV Technology brands across the world as well as The NAB Daily. The successful launch of Beyond HD Masters in June 2013 demonstrates the strength and ambition of the brand, which has successfully produced The IBC Daily for the last 12 years on behalf of the IBC Partnership.