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As Senior Vice President, Technology & Platform, Digital Media for the Disney/ABC Television Group, Skarpi Hedinsson is responsible for managing technology and platform product development for the Group’s network sites and innovative apps. Mr. Hedinsson reports to John Frelinghuysen, Executive Vice President, Digital Media, Strategy, and Business Development, Disney/ABC Television Group.
Mr. Hedinsson was promoted into this position in 2007 and has since worked tirelessly with the Technology & Platform team to enable the Group to make strides in the creation and delivery of short form and long form broadband video. Most recently, they deployed the revolutionary WATCH ABC and WATCH Disney services making the Disney/ABC Television Group the first to provide authenticated users access to both live, 24/7 linear network streams as well as an extensive offering of advantaged window “on demand” episodes on desktops, connected TVs, smartphones and tablets.
Prior to launching the WATCH services, Mr. Hedinsson and team designed and built the Emmy Award-winning Full Episode Player for ABC.com and the critically acclaimed ABC Player App for iOS devices, both industry defining for being first to make full episodes of ABC Network Primetime, Daytime, and Late Night programs available to viewers on their respective platforms.