Jim Lanzone, the former chief executive officer of CBS Interactive, is leaving Tinder to become CEO of Yahoo. He’ll succeed Guru Gowrappan effective Sept. 27. Gowrappan has been named senior adviser to Apollo’s private equity business.
Jim Lanzone, the veteran tech executive who led CBS’s push into streaming video, has been named the new CEO of Tinder. He replaces Elie Seidman, who has led the Match Group-owned business since 2017.
TV is changing dramatically. Here are the key executives at the large media giants, wireless carriers, tech companies and everyone that is stuck in between as they duke it out for your time and money.
Attempting to dispel the notion that CBS All Access’ user base is composed of a bunch of young, urban-dwelling cord cutters, CBS Interactive CEO Jim Lanzone told a packed room full of middle-aged broadcast-industry folks at the NAB Show that the average viewer of the SVOD platform is just like them. “It’s an early-40s audience — only 30% of the audience is millennial,” said Lanzone, who wears the dual hat of CBS Corp. chief digital officer. “And the vast majority are pay-TV subscribers.”
One of 12 conference tracks offered at the NAB Show, the Online Video Conference will take place April 24-25 and feature panel discussions and research on evolving online viewership trends and streaming models that are revolutionizing the television and video industries.Keynoting the track will be Jim Lanzone, chief digital officer of CBS Corp./CEO of CBS Interactive, and Michael Paull, BAMTech CEO.
Veteran digital executive Jim Lanzone will also continue as CEO of CBS Interactive.
CBS has broken its standoff with Hulu by providing some shows to the video site’s service in Japan. But don’t expect that to mean a thaw with Hulu in the U.S., where CBS wants big-money rights fees to distribute content online, according to CBS Interactive president Jim Lanzone, who said the site would only damage the network’s brand in the U.S.
Jim Lanzone, who is CEO of Clicker, will replace Neil Ashe as the online video guide’s president, who announced a desire to leave the company in December. Ashe has been president of CBS Interactive since CBS acquired CNET Networks Inc. in June 2008.