Amazon Channels head Michael Paull is to be CEO of BAMTech – the video streaming tech firm with $1 billion backing from Disney.
Paull has worked at Amazon since 2012, most recently with Amazon Channels worldwide,where he was responsible for its global content, product, technology, operations and marketing. Before that he oversaw Prime.
BAMTech started out 14 years ago as the interactive media business of Major League Baseball and is now jointly owned by Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM), The Walt Disney Company and the National Hockey League (NHL).
BAMTech now claims to serve 7.5 million total global paid subscribers through OTT products for sports, news and entertainment partners including HBO NOW, the NHL, MLB, the PGA Tour, WWE Network, Riot Games/League of Legends, and Ice Network.
BAMTech Europe provides technology services to clients including Eurosport’s digital products.