While Hulu’s platform boasts strong programming and their product is in a strong position, their executive team members seem to keep leaving. The latest to leave the bandwagon is the Chief Technology Officer Tian Lim, who will join Google Play as their Vice President.
Lim has strong experience working with online streaming platforms, for brands like Sony and Hulu, where he has worked on various initiatives. Lim was instrumental in developing both Playstation Now at Sony and Hulu’s live TV launch earlier this year. This hints at role in Google Play, which is expected to be in streaming. Sources have said that his primary role will be oversee the platform’s product and user experience divisions.
After Mike Hopkins, the former CEO of Hulu, took over the position in 2013, his first recruit was Lim, though Hopkins has left Hulu and joined Lim’s former company, Sony. When Lim joined Hulu, he replaced the company’s founding CTO Rich Tom. Since then, Hulu was acquired by Verizon, where it was absorbed into the video platform team Go90.
Now that Lim has left Hulu, the company will look out for a replacement. Until that time, Barry Steinglass, their SVP of Engineering, will serve as interim CTO.