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ID: 181458


Date: 2020-05-18

Disney’s streaming chief Kevin Mayer leaves to become TikTok CEO

( Reuters) — Walt Disneys top streaming executive, Kevin Mayer, will leave the entertainment and theme parks giant to become the chief executive officer of TikTok, the popular video app owned by Chinas ByteDance, the companies said on Monday. Mayer led the successful launch of the Disney+ streaming service in November but in February was passed over as Disneys new chief executive. Mayers appointment will be effective June 1, when he will also become chief operating officer of ByteDance, the Chinese company said. TikTok, which allows users to create short videos with special effects, has become wildly popular with U.S. teenagers doing viral challenges that pair dances with music clips from the apps library. TikTok has hinted at ambitions to build a music streaming business, announcing in January that it was partnering with U.K.-based music rights agency Merlin to expand its musical selections. ByteDances Chinese ownership, however, has sparked concerns in Washington about TikToks handling of personal data. The company uses sophisticated artificial intelligence to make video recommendations based on users behavior on the app. In November, the U.S. government launched a national security review of ByteDances $1 billion acquisition of social media app, which became TikTok. Two senators introduced a bill to ban federal employees from using TikTok on government-issued phones. One of those senators, Republican Josh Hawley, said TikTok previously told him its executives could not testify before Congress because they were located in China. But this new executive lives in the USA, Hawley wrote on Twitter on Monday. I look forward to hearing from him. Under oath. To appease concerns, ByteDance has stepped up efforts to separate TikTok from much of its Chinese businesses and has made several high-profile executive hires in recent months. It appointed former Microsoft intellectual property chief Erich Andersen as global general counsel in January, after hiring Vanessa Pappas, a veteran YouTube executive, to run its U.S. operations last year. Speculation over Mayers future began swirling in February after Disney named Robert Chapek as chief executive officer. Mayer, who has a loud and forceful style, according to a former Disney executive, was seen as a dealmaker who had only recently been put in charge of a large profit-and-loss division. His relative lack of operating experience was a main reason he did not get the top job, the former executive said. A ByteDance spokesman said the company had no reservations about Mayers operational experience. Any company in our sector would be delighted have him onboard. Under Mayers leadership, Disney+ collected more than 50 million subscribers in five months. Disney named Rebecca Campbell, a 23-year company veteran, to replace Mayer as head of the direct-to-consumer and international division, which includes the streaming media units Disney is counting on to drive future growth.