Streaming executive behind Disney+ to become new TikTok CEO

  • Kevin Mayer led successful launch of Disney streaming service
  • TikTok has hinted at ambitions to build music streaming business

Walt Disney Co’s 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 China’s 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 Disney’s new chief executive.

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