Hulu‘s original programming efforts seem to be in as strong a position as they’ve ever been, but despite that perceived prominence, the company’s execs keep leaving. The latest employee to depart the online video platform is CTO Tian Lim, who will become the VP of Google Play.
Variety notes that Lim, who worked at Sony before arriving at Hulu, has experience working on several streaming services. He had a hand in building both Playstation Now and the live TV offering Hulu launched earlier this year, which suggests that his work at Google Play could trend toward the streaming industry as well. Officially, he will be in charge of the platform’s product and user experience divisions.
Lim was one of the first hires Mike Hopkins made after assuming Hulu’s CEO position in 2013. Hopkins recently left his own Hulu post to take a job at Lim’s former company, Sony. Sony and Google Play, it should be noted, have forged the occasional partnership in the past.
When he arrived at Hulu, Lim replaced Rich Tom, the company’s founding CTO. Tom, alongside original Hulu CEO Jason Kilar, went on to serve as a co-founder of Vessel. That platform has since been acquired by Verizon and its team has been absorbed into that of the video platform Go90.
With Lim out at Hulu, the platform will need to find a replacement. For now, Variety says, Hulu SVP of engineering Barry Steinglass will serve as the company’s interim CTO.