MacNN | Former Hulu exec Pete Distad confirms new job as Apple marketing VP
Mac News Network View: Standard | Headlines | Categorized | Slim
Mac News Network
Mac News iPod News Reviews Forums
 

Desktop Headlines
Former Hulu exec Pete Distad confirms new job as Apple marketing VP
Thursday, August 22, 2013 @ 3:34pm

Former Hulu executive Pete Distad has confirmed a new job as VP of product marketing at Apple, reports note. Bloomberg first hinted at the recruitment in July, but the switch was only made official this week through a change in Distad's LinkedIn status. Before coming to Apple, Distad was Hulu's senior VP of marketing and distribution.



In its July story, Bloomberg said that Distad was being brought on to negotiate deals with cable and media companies. Apple was thought to be "a few months" away from announcing a deal with Time Warner that would bring shows hosted by the cable provider to the Apple TV. That could be the "television product" rumored to be debuting as soon as November. Just today several sources indicated that Apple is looking to build content for a TV set and/or pay service by focusing on apps from content creators, instead of cable providers. Talks with businesses like Time Warner are continuing though, and several reports have suggested that Apple wants to allow the Apple TV set-top to be used as a replacement for a cable box.

Comments on this Article
Print Friendly Version
Email to a Friend
Add MacNN to Your RSS Feeds
Buy from the Apple Store


Related Stories:

Today's MacNN Stories:

  • HealthKit policies updated to block data use by advertisers, brokers - 3:51 PM EST
  • Uber prevails in German court, yet service called 'probably illegal' - 3:20 PM EST
  • JPMorgan Chase systems infiltrated, banking data may have been stolen - 2:39 PM EST
  • 'Massive structure' in place at Flint Center ahead of Apple event - 1:25 PM EST
  • Apple officially announces September 9 press event - 12:51 PM EST
  • iPhone 6 will include NFC-based payment tech, sources say - 11:41 AM EST
  • Photos indicate silver, gold, space gray colors for iPhone 6 - 10:47 AM EST
  • Ricoh launches Pentax K-S1 20MP DSLR with LED indicators on grip - 9:45 AM EST
  • Apple wins patent on Fifth Avenue store's redesigned glass cube - 9:18 AM EST
  • Olympus adds selfie-friendly display to Pen E-PL7 16MP camera - 5:41 AM EST
  • Microsoft updates Office for Mac 2011 to version 14.4.4 - 1:06 AM EST

    Today's iPodNN Stories:
  • Dyson video strongly hints at robotic vacuum cleaner launch - 3:04 PM EST
  • Microsoft CEO journeying to China, antitrust investigation underway - 2:03 PM EST
  • Sony IFA teaser hints at Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3 Tablet Compact - 12:59 PM EST
  • Microsoft removes 1,500 misleading apps from Windows Store - 11:29 AM EST
  • LG G Watch R replaces square face with round P-OLED screen - 7:32 AM EST
  • No comments posted on this story yet. Please post yours.
    Your Comments
    In order to post comments, you must be a registered member of the MacNN Forums and logged in. Please login with your MacNN Forums username and password.

    MacNN Forums Login:

    MacNN Forums Password:

    Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.