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iflix hires head of content

by Digital Studio Middle East Staff on Mar 15, 2017


Sean Carey, head of content, iflix.
Sean Carey, head of content, iflix.

Sean Carey has joined as the chief content officer of iflix Group, a subscription video-on-demand (SVoD) service for emerging markets.

Carey brings more than two decades of experience in digital media, content acquisition and distribution, and strategic planning to the role. He most recently served as vice president,global television at Netflix, where he was responsible for all licensed television series, kids and family content, and co-productions for the Netflix service in all territories.

Prior to Netflix, Carey held executive roles in strategic content, digital distribution and corporate development at Sony Corporation and its filmed entertainment subsidiary, Sony Pictures Entertainment.

iflix Group co-founder and CEO Mark Britt said: “We are thrilled to welcome Sean, one of the world’s foremost content experts and strategists to the iflix family. His proven track record in leading international content operations and setting global standards will be a key driver as we continue to consolidate iflix’s leadership position and rapid growth globally.”

“What iflix has achieved in just over a year with its service and multi-territory rollout is incredibly inspiring and a testament to the strength of the company. I am very excited to join the iflix team as chief content officer, and look forward to leveraging my industry expertise to help accelerate the company’s new growth phase,” said Carey.

James Bridges, who previously served as chief content officer, will continue to lead iflix’s content acquisition strategy in his new role as global acquisitions director, reporting to Carey.

iflix recently announced its JV with Zain- iflix Arabia to make its foray into the MENA region.
 


 


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