Mumbai: Varun Narang, former chief product officer at India-based streaming service Disney+Hotstar has quit after working with organization for more than five years and has returned to the same role at Fox Corp. Reporting to Chief Technology Officer and President of Digital Paul Cheesbrough, Narang will oversee all Fox-branded streaming products, platforms and engineering talent.
Fox Corp. began a new chapter as a stand-alone company in 2019, with assets including the Fox broadcast network, Fox News, FS1 and a portfolio of local TV stations. Disney acquired most of its corporate predecessor, 21st Century Fox, including its film and TV studios as well as international operations like Star.
At Disney+Hotstar, Narang helped lead and expand the service, which reached 26.8 million subscribers as of December. He has a lot of experience in the industry, he has worked with Whipchip as VP, Head of product, Hulu as Director, head of product management for more than five years, Amazon and many more.
“Varun is a unique visionary whose passion, expertise and creativity make him the ideal leader of our streaming products and experiences,” said Chief Technology Officer Paul Cheesbrough.