People: iflix gets ex-Netflix executive Sean Carey as Chief Content Officer

Sean Carey

Malaysia headquartered video streaming service iflix has hired ex-Netflix executive Sean Carey as Chief Content Officer, a week after the firm raised $90 million in a funding round to compete with global players like Netflix.

Carey brings more than two decades of experience in digital media, content acquisition and distribution, and strategic planning to the role, iflix said in a statement issued on Tuesday.

Before taking up his new role, he served as the 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.

James Bridges, who previously served as Chief Content Officer, will continue to lead iflix’s content acquisitions in his new role as Global Head of Content Partnerships, reporting to Carey.

Recently, the Southeast Asia focused service provider expanded to Myanmar. Now available in 10 markets across Southeast Asia, with recent launches in Pakistan, Vietnam and Myanmar, iflix additionally announced its Joint Venture with Zain, iflix Arabia to make its world class service available in the MENA region.

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