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Disney hires Google veteran Jeremy Doig as CTO of streaming group

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Disney has announced that it has roped in former Google executive Jeremy Doig as the new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Disney Streaming.

Doig, a 30-year veteran in online media, will lead the technology organisation and global technology strategy for The Walt Disney Company’s portfolio of direct-to-consumer streaming services.

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“I am thrilled to be joining The Walt Disney Company at this crucial moment in the entertainment industry,” Doig said in a statement.

Doig brings to the team deep technical experience, architecting and implementing global technology visions at global scale, and will play a key role in propelling the next phase of technical innovation and growth for Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+, and Star+.

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Doig 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.

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“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,” Paull added.

Doig 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.

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