Tony Ball is Chairman of the Advisory Board of Kabel Deutschland GmbH, Germany’s largest cable operator. He is also a board member of the Olympic Delivery Authority for the 2012 London Olympic Games and a non-executive director of both the British Telecom Group plc and the Spanish cable company ONO SA.
He served as Chief Executive of BSkyB from 1999 to 2003 and led the company through the strongest period of growth in its history, doubling the number of subscribers and converting the entire base to digital.
Prior to this he spent a number of years working in the USA where he was the Chief Executive Officer of FOX/LIBERTY Networks, which included the FX Networks, Fox SportsNet and over 20 Regional Sports Channels throughout the USA. He also served as President of Fox Sports International where he oversaw the creation and the operation of sports television businesses in North America, Latin America, Asia and Australia.
Before going to the USA he held a number of senior positions in UK broadcasting, starting his career as a broadcasting engineer at Thames Television.