Joe Earley To Lead Disney’s Streaming Platforms

Deadline Reports Disney has a new streaming boss.Joe Earley, who was President of Hulu, has been promoted to President, Direct-to-Consumer, Disney Entertainment. Michael Paull, who was previously in that role, is leaving the company.The move comes after Bob Iger launched Disney Entertainment, the new division run by Dana Walden and Alan Bergman, in February, a shakeup that saw the pair take over all of the company’s global streaming businesses and managing all content decisions for Disney+ and Disney-controlled Hulu. These functions previously sat under Kareem Daniel’s Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution division.

Earley joined Disney in January 2019 to oversee Disney+ marketing and operations in the lead-up to its launch, adding responsibility for content curation in 2021 as the service expanded to dozens of markets worldwide. He was named president of Hulu in January 2022. Before joining Disney, he was president of The Jackal Group and COO for Fox Television Group. Earley will report directly to Walden and Bergman and will continue to lead Hulu until a successor is identified. In his new role, Earley will work closely with content teams around the company to continue to expand the streaming efforts across both Disney+ and Hulu.

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