Former BBC Worldwide’s Michael Fleshman has joined Video on demand platform Hooq as its chief technology officer as it looks to expand into new markets. He will be responsible for Hooq’s innovation and lead the strategic planning and development of its product and platform.
The streaming firm said his principal task will be delivering a “flawless customer experience”.
“We are elated to welcome Michael to HOOQ as part of our senior leadership team. At the same time, we are ecstatic by his depth of experience in the digital media space,” Hooq chief executive Peter Bithos said.
“I have no doubt he will lead our technical team to new heights as we expand aggressively into new territories, new products and new platforms in 2017.”
The CTO role is regarded as pivotal in the streaming space as companies look to tie up with telcos in target markets. While Bithos is based in Philippines, Fleshman will be based in Singapore. He joins Hooq from London-based Notting Hill Digital where he was a director.
Prior to that, he spent almost three years as senior vice president of consumer digital technology at BBC Worldwide in London where he led the teams responsible for the development of the BBC Store, as well as the creation of new platforms for BBC Worldwide’s digital properties
Fleshman also held roles with Viacom, Financial Times and AOL.
“I am excited to be part of such a dynamic start-up and I look forward to driving the company into its new phase of innovation and technology,” Fleshman said.