• Ex-Apple, Samsung executive hired to run Disney's upcoming streaming video app

    1 month ago - By Phone Arena

    Back last August, we told you that Disney is planning to compete with Netflix by launching an app that will offer subscribers streaming videos consisting of TV shows and movies. The House of Mouse has a large library of live action and animated content that it can share with users of the app. To head up the new service, Disney apparently wanted someone who has worked with mobile devices and on streaming apps. According to Variety, Disney's BAMTech Media division will announce the hiring of Kevin Swint to first build, and then run the unit.
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  • Disney hires former Apple, Samsung exec for its streaming service

    Disney hires former Apple, Samsung exec for its streaming service

    1 month ago - By Engadget

    As Disney prepares for its streaming service that's launching next year, Variety reports it has snagged an executive to run operations. Kevin Swint worked at Apple for five years, eventually running its iTunes movies business worldwide, be...
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