As president, Disney Streaming Services for Disney's Direct-to-Consumer & International (DTCI) segment, Michael Paull is responsible for Disney’s direct-to-consumer video streaming businesses, including Disney+ and ESPN+, programmed in conjunction with ESPN. Additionally, Paull oversees Bamtech Media, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company.
Paull joined The Walt Disney Company in 2017 with the acquisition of Bamtech, where he served as CEO. Prior to joining Bamtech, Paull spent five years at Amazon where he ran Amazon Channels worldwide and was responsible for its global content, product, technology, operations, and marketing as vice president, Digital Video. During his tenure at Amazon, he also oversaw Prime Video and Amazon’s TVOD business in the U.S., as well as the development of Prime Music.
Paull has more than 20 years of consumer product development, technology, content distribution and acquisition, and media industry experience. Before Amazon, he led Sony Music’s digital business worldwide and held other senior leadership positions with Sony Pictures Entertainment, FOX Entertainment Group, and Time Warner.
Paull received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of California.