Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi hires ex-Hulu execs

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s mobile TV platform Quibi has hired former Hulu execs Tim Connolly and Jim O’Gorman.

Connolly, who was formerly senior VP of partnerships and distribution at Hulu, has joined the company as head of partnerships and advertising.

The exec will be in charge of business relationships with subscriber acquisition partners such as app stores, advertisers and technology partners.

O’Gorman was previously Hulu’s senior VP of talent and organisation and will now act as head of talent and organisation at Quibi.

Connolly and O’Gorman join a host of ex-Hulu staff tapped by the TV platform including VP of engineering Rob Post, people operations head Denise Jackson and its head of talent development Megan Tannenbaum.

The move follows Quibi’s appointment of the former DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson, who joined as head of operations last week.

Quibi will launch at the end of 2019 after raising over $1bn in initial funding in August. It is backed by entertainment giants including Disney, Fox, ITV, Lionsgate, Entertainment One, NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Viacom and WarnerMedia.

The platform is headed up by Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman.

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