MGM made the announcement today that it has filled the newly created position of president of Digital and New Platforms. The company hired Kevin Conroy for the post.
“Conroy will report to Mark Burnett, MGM’s president of Television and Digital Group, and will oversee all initiatives for new and emerging platforms,” MGM said in its announcement. “He will lead the charge to broaden the studio’s new short form digital content utilizing MGM’s vast catalogue as well as original content creation; develop and expand partnerships with major content brands for virtual and augmented reality experiences; and will be a strategic member of the team working on the company’s faith-based and OTT efforts.”
Conroy has been working in the digital space for more than 20 years, most recently as Univision’s chief strategy and data officer.
In the announcement, Burnett commented: “I’ve known Kevin for more than a decade and we have created some great innovative content together. I am thrilled that he is joining our team at MGM. Kevin is the perfect seasoned executive who will use his innovative instincts, knowledge and experience, to optimize our MGM content and propel our digital brand.”
Conroy added: “I couldn’t be more excited to join Mark and the team at MGM, clear leaders in content creation. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to bring my background in digital and emerging platforms together with the company’s vast catalogue and new productions in ways that will most effectively take advantage of the fast-moving intersection between technology, relevant, compelling content creation, and the many new ways to access, experience and enjoy this content.”