toggle

AAPL Stock: 122.37 ( -0.62 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Google hires Netflix exec for TV and movie deals

updated 05:20 pm EDT, Thu September 16, 2010

Netflix exec hired away by Google for movie deals

Google may be deepening its plans to enter the on-demand movie and TV show industry through its Google TV service and beyond. It has just hired away an executive from Netflix, Robert Kyncl, AllThingsDigital reported on Thursday. Kyncl left Netflix last week and his new title will be VP of Content Partnerships at Google, sources said.

While Netflix confirmed Kyncl is no longer at the company, Google isn't openly admitting his appointment.

Over his seven-year stay at Netflix, Kyncl helped oversee many content deals, including the one involving streaming Epix movies most recently.

The company already has a preliminary movie rental service but has so far been limited to independent and foreign titles that don't have the same pull as major content available through Amazon VOD, iTunes, Netflix or other established services. Google is rumored to be planning a worldwide, major store but would need staff skilled in negotiating deals Google and YouTube haven't had to use in the past.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

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

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

HP 14-x030nr 14-inch Chromebook

If you're like us, chances are you've come to realize that you need the ability to access the Internet on the go. Also, you've prob ...

15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch

Apple's 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro continues to be a popular notebook with professional users and prosumers looking for the ultimate ...

Typo keyboard for iPad

Following numerous legal shenanigans between Typo -- a company founded in part by Ryan Seacrest -- and the clear object of his physica ...

toggle

Most Commented