Tubi has now confirmed that Anjali Sud will be taking over as CEO of the free streaming service. Back in April, Tubi confirmed that the former CEO and founder, Farhad Massoudi, would step down from the role at the end of June.
At the same time as announcing Massoudi’s departure from Tubi, Fox Corporation, the owner of Tubi, confirmed the launch of a new Tubi Media Group, along with the confirmation that Paul Cheesbrough would be leading the group as CEO.
Following that transitional period, Tubi has now announced that Anjali Sud will be assuming the role of Chief Executive Officer. Sud will officially take over as CEO on September 1, 2023, and will report directly to Cheesbrough, Tubi Media Group’s recently appointed CEO.
“Anjali is a highly accomplished executive in the technology and media industry with a passion and track record for strategic disruption and authentic leadership,” said Paul Cheesbrough, CEO of Tubi Media Group. “As Tubi continues to scale and solidify its momentum as the most watched free TV and movie streaming service in the U.S., she is the perfect candidate to lead Tubi into a new era of creativity, growth and market leadership.”
In terms of background, Tubi’s new CEO was previously CEO of Vimeo. On July 5, Vimeo issued its own press release confirming that Sud was stepping down as Chief Executive Officer after nine years at the company. Prior to Vimeo, Sud held positions in finance, media and e-commerce at Time Warner and Amazon.
At the time of Vimeo’s announcement, the reason for Sud departing the company was simply stated as wanting “to pursue a new opportunity,” which we now know was in reference to taking over the helm at Tubi.
“We are witnessing a seismic shift in where and how content will be consumed, and I believe that Tubi can become the destination for the next generation of audiences,” said Anjali Sud. “The future of streaming TV is free, and I am excited to join the Tubi team to help shape the next wave of entertainment, by giving all people access to all the world’s stories. Tubi is doing things differently in a space that is being imminently disrupted, and that is my kind of opportunity.”
Along with now searching for a new CEO, Vimeo has made quite a few changes to its service during Sud’s time. The most recent of which included Vimeo ending support for all of its TV apps.