Jeremy Doig has been appointed chief technology officer of Disney Streaming, where he will lead the technology organisation and global technology strategy for company’s portfolio of direct-to-consumer streaming services.
Doig joins Disney from 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.
In his new role, Doig will report directly to Michael Paull, president of 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.”
Doig added: “I’m thrilled to be joining The Walt Disney Company at this crucial moment in the entertainment industry. 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.”