Playground TV hires chief technology officer

Kids streaming service Playground TV has announced the appointment of former Fox and Comcast exec Vinayan Verenkar as its chief technology officer.

Verenkar joins with over 14 years of experience in the OTT space, during which time he was charged with managing FOXNOW and Xfinity on-demand. He also oversaw the launch of Network18’s OTT platforms across PAN India and Southeast Asia.

Immediately prior to joining Playground, Verenkar served in the leadership team of Astro as the chief OTT officer for Astro Go and TribeTV.

Playground TV launched in late-2020, and is a free-to-view service that helps kids discover safe and engaging video content in their native language

Daniel Nordberg, founder and CEO of Playground TV, said: “I am happy to see that Vinayan is joining us at Playground TV. Vinayan brings broad experience working with several different streaming services and is passionate about getting kids curious about diversity through cartoons.”

Vinayan Verenkar, said: “I am super excited to be joining the Playground TV team. I believe Playground TV has a great business model and talented management team that uniquely positions Playground TV for diverse content for kids.”

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