By Sahil Patel
Hulu has named Tim Connolly its new head of distribution.
“A big part of realizing Hulu’s objectives is our platform strategy — our goal is to be everywhere, on every device where our users want to watch TV,” said Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins in a blog post announcing the hire. “Roughly half of our 5 million Hulu Plus subscribers are now streaming exclusively on devices, with living room viewing accounting for over half of all content consumption on the service.”
With that in mind, Connolly has been hired to find new distribution channels for Hulu and Hulu Plus.
Most recently, Connolly was VP of digital video distribution and new product development for The Walt Disney Company. There, he led digital distribution efforts across Disney’s TV properties including ESPN, ABC Family, ABC, and Disney Channel. He also assisted with those Disney networks’ TV Everywhere strategies.