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Disney announces appointment of new CTO Jeremy Doig

Disney has announced the appointment of new CTO, Jeremy Doig, for the Disney Streaming business division including ESPN Plus, Disney Plus, Star Plus, Hulu. Doig is a former Google executive having worked there for the past 18 years and has experience of working for Microsoft and BBC. He will replace Joe Inzerillo who has joined SiriusXM.
Doig had been leading the efforts of Google in Android VR activities, also working on spatial experiences. He has the experience of working on the streaming protocols used for Chrome and Youtube and the compression technology for video and audio. Doig will be reporting directly to Michael Paull, the Disney Streaming President. On the appointment of Doig, Paull said: “Jeremy is an inspirational leader who has made video streaming possible online in his 30 years career at the convergence of media and technology and we are very happy to welcome him to our team”.
Disney has acquired baseball’s tech outfit BAMTech of which Paull is the former CEO, long before Disney Plus was created, and even before Disney has taken over Fox and purchased complete ownership of Hulu. With a difficult start, Disney Plus has paid off with a service that’s fast-expanding to new nations, with features like personalised profiles, Dolby Vision HDR, and 4K.
However, not all of the services use the same technology, and Disney’s new executive team may try to better link Hulu and its other services. That’s before we take into account any future metaverse plans, VR, AR, the forthcoming launch of an ad-supported version of livestreaming, gambling, or Disney Plus.


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