Barry quits MTV, joins BT Vision

Exec will become director of programming

LONDON — Another topper has quit MTV Networks Europe — this time to join fledgling U.K. broadband TV service, BT Vision.

Michael Barry, managing director of MTV U.K. & Ireland, will join BT Vision in April as director of programming reporting to commercial director Marc Watson.

Barry, formerly worldwide creative director at Universal Studios Networks, said: “Building a next-generation entertainment service presents some really interesting and new creative opportunities and challenges.”

His decision to quit MTV follows the recent departure of new media topper, Angel Gambino, who left without a job to go to.

Last month MTV Networks Europe’s veteran president and CEO, Simon Guild, announced he was ankling saying it was a “logical time to move on to new challenges.”

He has worked for the outfit for 14 years.

More TV

  • THE RESIDENT: L-R: Manish Dayal, guest

    TV Review: 'The Resident' on Fox

    LONDON — Another topper has quit MTV Networks Europe — this time to join fledgling U.K. broadband TV service, BT Vision. Michael Barry, managing director of MTV U.K. & Ireland, will join BT Vision in April as director of programming reporting to commercial director Marc Watson. Barry, formerly worldwide creative director at Universal Studios Networks, […]

  • 'Saturday Night Live' Parodies Amazon's Search

    'Saturday Night Live' Parodies Amazon's Search for a Headquarters Home (Watch)

    LONDON — Another topper has quit MTV Networks Europe — this time to join fledgling U.K. broadband TV service, BT Vision. Michael Barry, managing director of MTV U.K. & Ireland, will join BT Vision in April as director of programming reporting to commercial director Marc Watson. Barry, formerly worldwide creative director at Universal Studios Networks, […]

  • Jessica Chastain Hosts 'SNL' With Important

    Jessica Chastain Hosts 'Saturday Night Live' With Important Message for Women on the Eve of the 2nd Annual Women's March (Watch)

    LONDON — Another topper has quit MTV Networks Europe — this time to join fledgling U.K. broadband TV service, BT Vision. Michael Barry, managing director of MTV U.K. & Ireland, will join BT Vision in April as director of programming reporting to commercial director Marc Watson. Barry, formerly worldwide creative director at Universal Studios Networks, […]

  • Fisher Stevens, Ross Kauffman Team for

    Fisher Stevens, Ross Kauffman Team for Discovery Documentary 'Taken By the Tiger'

    LONDON — Another topper has quit MTV Networks Europe — this time to join fledgling U.K. broadband TV service, BT Vision. Michael Barry, managing director of MTV U.K. & Ireland, will join BT Vision in April as director of programming reporting to commercial director Marc Watson. Barry, formerly worldwide creative director at Universal Studios Networks, […]

  • Peter Dinklage Thinks It's 'the Perfect

    Peter Dinklage on Why It's 'the Perfect Time' to End 'Game of Thrones'

    LONDON — Another topper has quit MTV Networks Europe — this time to join fledgling U.K. broadband TV service, BT Vision. Michael Barry, managing director of MTV U.K. & Ireland, will join BT Vision in April as director of programming reporting to commercial director Marc Watson. Barry, formerly worldwide creative director at Universal Studios Networks, […]

  • NBCUniversal Content Studio Plucks Peacock TV

    NBCUniversal Content Studio Plucks Peacock TV Talent for Branded Video

    LONDON — Another topper has quit MTV Networks Europe — this time to join fledgling U.K. broadband TV service, BT Vision. Michael Barry, managing director of MTV U.K. & Ireland, will join BT Vision in April as director of programming reporting to commercial director Marc Watson. Barry, formerly worldwide creative director at Universal Studios Networks, […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content