Comcast Hires Amazon Video Exec to Head Internet Video Engineering Team
Comcast Cable has appointed Euan McLeod as Vice President, IP Video Engineering division. He will be tasked with leading the charge of the operator’s migration to an internet-based video platform.
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.
Comcast’s VIPER group develops technology that underpins the Xfinity products. In December, Canadian cable and wireless provider Rogers Communications struck a licensing deal for Comcast’s IP-based X1 video platform — which is developed and managed by VIPER — for a new service set to debut in 2018. VIPER is part of Comcast Cable’s Technology and Product Organization led by Tony Werner.
“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.”