New CTO for streaming startup 1 Play Sports
1 Play Sports, the fastest-growing sports media content creation and streaming startup in the Asia-Pacific region, has snagged Michael Fleshman as Consulting Chief Technology Officer to lead technology development, innovation, and strategic planning for the company.
A former Chief Technology Officer of online video streaming platform service HOOQ, Fleshman brings over 20 years of exceptional experience in leading technology and product innovation in the digital media industry. He led the product and platform development of HOOQ from 2017 till 2020.
He is currently also acting as Director of Ajiliti Partners Pte. Ltd., a Singapore-based product technology and asset management consulting firm.
Said CEO of 1 Play Sports Mohit Lalvani, “As we move into the next phase of our growth, the integration of tech solutions as part of our product line-up will be an area of focus. As we continue to grow our global leadership team, Michael is a perfect fit as he comes across with a depth of experience across technology and product in the digital content space that is critical to where we are heading. I’m happy to welcome him to 1 Play Sports.”
Prior to HOOQ, Fleshman led tech and digital product development at BBC Worldwide from 2012 to 2015 and Financial Times from 2010 to 2012.
He also directed the creation of a white-label platform for SFR, a France-based mobile communications company, while managing the divestiture of the broadband portion of business and re-alignment of AOL online properties from 2006 to 2008.
Fleshman also served as the Chief Technology Officer at MTV from 1999 to 2001 where he directed the creation of Nickelodeon’s first multi-brand online platform and the organisation to support it.
Said Fleshman, “It is an honour for me to join 1 Play Sports, which is Asia’s largest digital sports channel and platform for community sports. The growth potential for 1 Play Sports as a sports and entertainment platform is immense, and I am excited to be part of the team which is growing and which aims to bring value and entertainment in the digital space in sports arenas all over Asia.”
Photo: 1 Play Sports