PALO ALTO, Calif., May 13, 2021 — Continuing to accelerate its growth and expansion in the US and around the world, Wurl, the leading provider of streaming video distribution and advertising services for connected TV (CTV), is announcing the addition of five media industry veterans who will lead the company’s business development, content strategy and sales efforts. The announcement comes on the heels of the company’s stellar Q1 results, which include the launch of 100 new channels and expansion into nine new countries around the world.
Joining the company are former Comedy Central General Manager Dave Bernath in a new role as Director of Business Development and Content Strategy; Former Vubiquity VP of Sales Richard Cross as Director of Business Development headquartered in London; former Mediagenix Business Development Director Jose Maria (“Joe“) Fregoso as Director of Business Development, Latin America; former Vewd VP of Sales and Business Development Michael Winneker as the company’s Director of Business Development, and former Warner Bros. Vice President of Sales and Strategic Partnerships Deanne Lewis as Director of Business Development. All five executives will report to Craig Heiting, SVP Worldwide Business Development, Wurl.
Q1 performance highlights include:
Wurl operates the market-leading Wurl Network, interconnecting over 1200 streaming channels from the world’s top content companies with the leading streaming distribution services in over 40 countries. The Wurl Network helps leading studios such as A+E Networks, AMC Networks, Bloomberg, CNN, and Reuters, deliver programming to the biggest streaming platforms, including Amazon IMDb TV, Roku, Samsung TV Plus, Rakuten, Twitch, and VIZIO, while maximizing monetization. Reaching over 200 million connected TVs around the globe, Wurl makes it effortless for content companies to build and track global distribution for branded linear channels, live events, and on-demand programming and to manage and monetize their ad inventory. Wurl is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.