Every wonder who is behind some of the most important cord cutting tools we use every day? Well meet Michael Paull, the industry vet who most recently ran the Amazon Channels SVOD business. Now he has been named CEO of BAMTech, the Disney-backed technology services and video streaming spin-off of MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM).
BAMTech said it cord cutting platform currently serves 7.5 million global paid subs via a long list of partners that includes HBO Now, Discovery, the NHL, MLB, the PGA Tour, WWE Network, Riot Games/League of Legends, and Ice Network.
BAMTech is also said to be the new back boned of the soon to be released ESPN standalone streaming services.
“Michael is a talented and accomplished executive who shares our collective vision for BAMTech as it aggressively explores new means to acquire and distribute video content,” said Robert D. Manfred, Jr., commissioner of Baseball. “We are confident Michael will deliver on the incredible potential and promise this venture has for building powerful viewing experiences for its clients and their customers.”
The team at BAMTech has created a best in class Over-The-Top video streaming platform allowing them to develop innovative solutions for their customers,” Paull added. “I am grateful to have the opportunity to work with this highly accomplished team and want to thank Major League Baseball and The Walt Disney Company for this exciting opportunity.”
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