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Disney+ Hotstar chief product officer Varun Narang joins Fox Corporation


Varun Narang, the chief product officer of Disney-owned video streaming service Disney+ Hotstar, has give up after a stint of practically 5 and a half years with the corporate. He’s becoming a member of Fox Corporation in the identical position, reporting to Chief Know-how Officer and President of Digital Paul Cheesbrough.

On this position, Narang will oversee all Fox-branded streaming merchandise, platforms and engineering expertise. He may even be accountable to speed up the expansion of Fox’s present and future digital streaming choices.

“Varun is a singular visionary whose ardour, experience and creativity make him the best chief of our streaming merchandise and experiences. His management will speed up the momentum of our digital companies and deepen the excellent digital expertise that we have now developed throughout our manufacturers” mentioned Cheesbrough.

Narang had joined Hotstar in July 2015, the place he helped lead and develop the video streaming service which had
about 26 million paid subscribers as of December 2, 2020. Earlier than that, he spent 5 years at Hulu, main its product administration and design groups. Narang has additionally had stints at Amazon, Xerox and Whipclip.

Fox Company was fashioned as a standalone publicly traded agency in early 2019, with the corporate’s broadcast, information and sports activities companies that weren’t a part of Disney’s $71.3 billion buy of twenty first Century Fox. This contains Fox Broadcasting firm, Fox News, Fox Sports activities and a portfolio of native tv stations.

In April final yr, the corporate acquired ad-supported streaming service Tubi for $440 million. It additionally provides a subscription-based leisure streaming service Fox Nation and an ad-supported service Fox Soul aimed toward African-American viewers.

Earlier this month, former Star and Disney India Chairman Uday Shankar
announced a joint venture with James Murdoch’s Lupa Techniques. The brand new enterprise is anticipated to discover know-how and media alternatives in rising markets.

Learn:
India will be centre of gravity of new company’s investments: James Murdoch

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