OTT Industry veteran Vinayan Verenkar joins the Playground TV leadership team as Chief Technology Officer
Vinayan is a technology executive with over fourteen years of experience in the OTT Industry working for Fox Networks Group, Comcast-NBCUniversal, Network18-Viacom and Astro. He started his career focusing on User Experience for Art Age India to then move on to Oracle’s Media team developing solutions for application security for media and streaming platforms.
In 2009, Vinayan moved to Los Angeles and joined Fox Networks Group to manage MySpace followed by FOXNOW (OTT). In 2012 Vinayan joined Comcast-NBCUniversal to lead Xfinity on-demand and advanced advertising for live and VOD content across connected devices. In 2015 he successfully launched Network18’s OTT platforms across PAN India and Southeast Asia. Prior to joining Playground he worked in the leadership team of Astro as the Chief OTT Officer for Astro Go (AVOD) and TribeTV (SVOD).
Vinayan has pursued his studies, taking bachelors and masters in Computer science from California State University and MBA from Wharton Business School in the United States.
“I am happy to see that Vinayan is joining us at Playground TV”, says Daniel Nordberg, founder and CEO of Playground TV. “Vinayan brings broad experience working with several different streaming services and is passionate about getting kids curious about diversity through cartoons”, Nordberg continues.
“I am super excited to be joining the Playground TV team,” said Vinayan Verenkar. “I believe Playground TV has a great business model and talented management team that uniquely positions Playground TV for diverse content for kids.”
About Playground TV
Founded in 2019, Playground TV is a multilingual streaming platform available on iOS, Android and web. Powered by 18 kids channels, 140 animated shows in 8 different languages, Playground TV is accessible in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Switzerland and Italy. Playground TV has a passion for diversity and on a mission to entertain and educate kids all over the world. Our ambition is to build a kids first multilingual media company with a passion for fun & learning technology, belief in online safety and with care for our kids’ childhood. We strive to be the first choice for multilingual families, exploring the world of animation. The company is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, and the service can be accessed directly on www.playground.tv or from Apple App Store, Google Play, Amazon Appstore and Huawei AppGallery.