BitTorrent said it has tapped Jeremy Johnson and Robert Delamar as co-CEOs as the company looks to accelerate its focus on on-demand and live streaming platforms and services.
The company confirmed that former CEO Eric Klinker is staying with BitTorrent “in a technical role.”
BitTorrent said it made the change up top as it looks to further commercialize and accelerate the reach of its distribution platform for creators and other partners. It now claims that 200 million fans use its BitTorrent Bundle system for on demand music and video.
BitTorrent has plans for a spring launch of its first applicaton for live video streaming based on the company’s “Live” protocol. BitTorrent has already been expanding its video strategy via its BitTorrent Bundle, which sells shows from programming partners, and an expansion into original content.
In his new role, Johnson will head up technology and the go-to-market strategy and executive management of BitTorrent’s product development, operations and media teams. He’s late of Silver Spring, Sony Online Entertainment, NetVmg, and Excite@Home.
Delamar, a digital content distribution platform specialist, is a co-founder of several digital content services, including urbmob, Totalmovie, and UUX, a hybrid live/linear and VOD platform.
BitTorrent also announced David Chidekel as head of business development and business affairs, responsible for content acquisition and sponsorship deals; Straith Schreder as VP of creative initiatives. Schreder, who joined BitTorrent in 2012, will head up creator-focused initiatives, which include the opening of an office in Los Angeles.