Comcast hires Amazon Video head

Comcast Cable has appointed Euan McLeod as Vice President, IP Video Engineering.

McLeod joins Comcast from Amazon, where he served as Global Head of Video. He will report to Jason Press, Senior Vice President, Video Engineering and Operations for Comcast Cable.

McLeod will lead Comcast VIPER (Video IP Engineering & Research), the engineering team that designs, develops and deploys the software Comcast uses to deliver IP video to customers’ televisions, smartphones and connected devices. In this role, McLeod will guide Comcast’s ongoing migration to IP-based video delivery across all devices and platforms.

“Euan is a brilliant technologist with a proven track record of delivering world-class video experiences to customers,” Press said. “His unique combination of experience, passion and technological prowess makes him the perfect fit to accomplish Comcast VIPER’s ambitious mission of building and deploying a next-generation IP video platform.”

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