CTO of Disney International, Emmanuel Frenehard joins iflix
By Digital News Asia November 7, 2016
- Frenehard has 20 years of experience leading large-scale global technology organisations
- The new CTO will bring technology innovation and help drive the company’s strategy forward
IFLIX, an Internet TV service for emerging markets, offering subscribers TV shows, movies and more, has appointed the head of technology for all of Walt Disney’s businesses outside of the United States, Emmanuel Frenehard (pic above) as chief technology officer of iflix Group, effective from January 2017.
Frenehard most recently served as senior vice president and chief technology officer for Walt Disney International, where he led technology strategy and operations across all subsidiaries of The Walt Disney Company in Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.
Previous to this, Frenehard served as senior vice president & chief information officer for Walt Disney International. In this position, he was responsible for information technology services including strategy and planning, infrastructure, common applications and support operations.
Frenehard will bring 20 years of experience leading large-scale global technology organisations, driving Disney International’s global expansion and implementing new business models.
His recent achievements include the launch of Disney’s multi-content direct-to-consumer digital subscription service in the UK, namely DisneyLife.
iflix Group co-founder and CEO Mark Britt commented: “ (Frenehard’s) proven track record in leading technology operations and delivering results though collaboration is unparalleled and 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 regional roll out is incredibly inspiring and a testament to the strength of the company. I am... looking forward to continuing to bring technology innovation and help drive the company’s strategy forward in such a dynamic market,” added Frenehard.
Now available in Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Brunei, iflix will continue to roll out its service to additional emerging markets in the coming months.
Offering consumers a library of Hollywood, Asian regional, and local TV shows and, each subscription allows users to access the service on up to five devices, including phones, laptops, tablets, and television sets. iflix subscribers can also download TV shows and movies from iflix’s catalogue for offline viewing.
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