Paul Pastor’s experience with major content brands, his track record as a streaming executive, and his keen understanding of what drives viewer adoption, loyalty and engagement have made him a go-to expert on the future of television.
Paul is Chief Business Officer and Co-Founder of two innovators that have changed the OTT landscape: Firstlight Media, creator of OTT’s first 100% cloud-based platform, and Struum, an SVOD aggregation platform.
Prior to his entrepreneurial pursuits, Paul was a key player in the investment and operational management of the Walt Disney Company’s Hulu interest, and he powered brand, channel and show success for more than a decade at Discovery Communications and The Walt Disney Company.
As the former EVP Network Strategy, Revenue and Operations for the Discovery, Science, Animal Planet and Velocity channels, Paul was responsible for defining the multiplatform content strategy, establishing new business models and partnerships with producers, distributors, platforms and advertisers, and managing the channels’ P&L and content investment. During Paul’s tenure, Discovery achieved its highest ratings in its 30-year history and Science Channel delivered its best ratings 3 years in a row.