Michael Paull

NAB: OTT TV and online sports ‘not disruptive’ to pay TV

The rise of sports-focused online video provider BAMTech and of live online sports is complementary rather than disruptive of traditional pay TV, according to company CEO Michael Paull. In an onstage interview at the NAB Show, Paull also played down the idea that non-sports fans could churn from pay TV as more entertainment content became available […]

Amazon Channels boss joins BAMTech as CEO

Amazon Channels boss, Michael Paull, has been named CEO of BAMTech – the video streaming technology firm Disney took a US$1 billion (€950 million) stake in last year. Paull is due to take up his new role next month and will be tasked with driving growth and leading BAMTech’s transformation into an independent company. He […]

Amazon video service to be ‘fully open platform’ for partners

Amazon plans to develop its subscription video service as a fully open platform embracing third-party programmers and OTT services, according to Amazon executive Michael Paull. Speaking at the NAB Show in Las Vegas yesterday, Amazon’s vice-president of digital video said that the company’s third-party Streaming Partners Programme, which it launched late last year, could make […]