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Verenkar joins Playground TV as CTO

October 14, 2021

OTT Industry veteran Vinayan Verenkar has joined the Playground TV leadership team as Chief Technology Officer.

Verenkar is a technology executive with over fourteen years of experience in the OTT Industry working for Fox Networks Group, Comcast-NBCUniversal, Network18-Viacom and Astro. He started his career focusing on User Experience for Art Age India to then move on to Oracle’s Media team developing solutions for application security for media and streaming platforms

In 2009, Verenkar moved to Los Angeles and joined Fox Networks Group to manage MySpace followed by FOXNOW (OTT). In 2012 Verenkar joined Comcast-NBCUniversal to lead Xfinity on-demand and advanced advertising for live and VOD content across connected devices. In 2015 he successfully launched Network18’s OTT platforms across PAN India and Southeast Asia. Prior to joining Playground he worked in the leadership team of Astro as the Chief OTT Officer for Astro Go (AVOD) and TribeTV (SVOD).

“I am happy to see that Vinayan is joining us at Playground TV”, says Daniel Nordberg, founder and CEO of Playground TV. “Vinayan brings broad experience working with several different streaming services and is passionate about getting kids curious about diversity through cartoons. I am super excited to be joining the Playground TV team,” said Vinayan Verenkar. “I believe Playground TV has a great business model and talented management team that uniquely positions Playground TV for diverse content for kids.”

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