Comcast Hires Former Amazon Video Exec To Lead New Cord Cutting Effort




Yesterday it was leaked that Comcast was planning a live TV streaming service for later this year. Now it seems that it has hired Euan McLeod to help lead the push into this new IP TV service.

Euan McLeod was recently head of video at Amazon where he led strategy and development for project and initiatives for Amazon Video, Amazon Prime Video, and Amazon Music.

In his new role at Comcast, McLeod will lead Comcast’s VIPER team (Video IP Engineering & Research). He will help develop, design, and deploy Comcast’s IP video and TV services to smartphones and connected devices.

This team will likely be the team behind Comcast’s new live TV streaming service.

Before McLeod joined Amazon he was a vice president of content platforms at Turner where he oversaw development and operations for digital video content such as TNT and CNN.

He seems like a perfect fit to lead Comcast’s new move into cord cutting services. His background will fit perfectly into its efforts to take on Dish and AT&T’s online streaming services. Although details are still thin we do know Comcast has been busy buying up streaming rights. Hopefully its new live TV streaming service will help continue to push the market forward.

Source: Multichannel

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