Mike Woods Joins Wurl TV Team
APRIL 19, 2017
Veteran Entertainment Technology Executive Joins as SVP and Head of Product
PALO ALTO — April 19, 2017 – Wurl TV, a next-generation television service, today announced that Mike Woods, a veteran entertainment technology executive who most recently was with Disney’s Maker Studios division, is joining the company May 1 as senior vice president and head of product.
The Wurl TV Network delivers internet-based TV channels to cable TV operators and OTT video services. The growing list of channels available on the Wurl Network includes IGN TV, Newsy, Baeble Music TV, the ALT Channel, Tastemade, Condé Nast and others.
Woods was vice president of product management at Maker Studios, the leading producer and distributor of short-form digital video content, which was acquired by The Walt Disney Co. in 2014. Previously, Woods held positions at Edmunds.com and Ernst & Young.
“Mike is an experienced executive who will lead Wurl’s efforts to revolutionize TV programming delivery,” said Sean Doherty, Wurl’s CEO and founder. “Mike brings Wurl the digital DNA that will drive product innovation for our digital studio partners.”
“I’m thrilled to be joining an innovative, fast-growing company like Wurl,” Woods said. “Wurl’s technology for delivering digital content to traditional TV outlets is an industry leader, and I’m looking forward to expanding Wurl’s partnerships with video producers and distributors.”
About Wurl TV
Wurl TV is a next-gen media company that is redefining cable TV with new programming and a new viewing experience. Much as Netflix, Hulu and YouTube have brought on-demand video programming to cable TV through apps, Wurl’s broadband channels provide both linear and on-demand viewing, providing consumers with even more choices and the ability to control what they watch, when they want to watch it. Wurl’s channels feature programming from the world’s top online studios and networks and a revolutionary new viewing experience that combines scheduled viewing with on-demand access to each channel’s entire catalog of shows and episodes. Wurl TV is designed for use on 60-million-plus Internet-connected set-top boxes, including those now deployed by cable operators such as Comcast, Charter and DirecTV. Wurl is based in Palo Alto, Calif. For more information, visit wurl.com.
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