Its namesake service isn’t slated for North American launch until April 6, 2020, but Quibi, the short-form media startup founded late last year by Hollywood kingpin Jeffrey Katzenberg and led by Silicon Valley skipper Meg Whitman, is well on its way to building a star-studded team.
Over the last eight months Quibi–under the temporary name “NewTV”–hired former Hollywood Reporter editor Janice Min, former DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson, and former Viacom Music and Entertainment Group president Doug Herzog, among others, for the content side of the Los Angeles company. It brought on Blake Barnes (Instagram), Tom Conrad (Pandora), Joe Burfitt (Snap), and CJ Smith (Snap) for its product department. Rob Post, Hulu’s former engineering VP, leads engineering. Talent from CAA, CBS, Funny or Die, Google, Lionsgate, NBCUniversal, Netflix, Makeready, TBS, and Vice round out a pack of about 135 employees.
And now the company’s board of directors is set.
Fortune has learned that Quibi has selected the following executives for its board: Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Investments and former chairwoman of DreamWorks Animation; Roger Lynch, CEO of Cond? Nast and former CEO of Pandora; Ann Daly, co-founder at WndrCo Holdings and former president of …read more
Source:: Fortune.com – Tech