LOS ANGELES—Jeremy Doig has been named chief technology officer, Disney Streaming, where he will lead the technology organization and global technology strategy for The Walt Disney Company’s portfolio of direct-to-consumer streaming services.
Doig, a 30-year veteran in online media, joins Disney after 18 years at Google. He will report directly to Michael Paull, president, Disney Streaming.
“Jeremy is a true visionary that has sat at the forefront of making online video streaming possible in his nearly 30-year career at the intersection of technology and media, and we are thrilled to welcome him to the Disney Streaming leadership team,” said Paull. “We have an exceptional team of global technologists, and Jeremy’s experience leading transformational initiatives in complex and dynamic environments will make him an incredible asset to lead this world-class group.”
“I’m thrilled to be joining The Walt Disney Company at this crucial moment in the entertainment industry,” added Jeremy Doig, CTO, Disney Streaming. “The proliferation of streaming services in the market has reached new peaks and there are so many opportunities for technology to push boundaries and create stunning new viewer experiences for Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+, and Star+ subscribers. Disney’s powerful brands, content, and talent are unmatched and I’m excited to get to work straight away on this incredible adventure.”
Jeremy will join Disney Streaming next month after 18 years at Google where he pioneered new standards for online media - spanning novel compression approaches for audio and video, streaming protocols for real-time and on-demand delivery, and spatial experiences.
His 30+ year career has centered around driving innovation in online media technology, and includes technology roles at the BBC, The Multimedia Corporation (A BBC Interactive Television Unit spinout), Online Magic (an early Internet website and ecommerce pioneer), Microsoft and most recently at Google, creating the video technologies that power YouTube and Chrome.
Disney Streaming is part of Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED), which delivers the company’s content to audiences worldwide across theatrical, streaming, and linear platforms.
George Winslow is the senior content producer for TV Tech. He has written about the television, media and technology industries for nearly 30 years for such publications as Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News and TV Tech. Over the years, he has edited a number of magazines, including Multichannel News International and World Screen, and moderated panels at such major industry events as NAB and MIP TV. He has published two books and dozens of encyclopedia articles on such subjects as the media, New York City history and economics.
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