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MUMBAI: Singtel’s over-the-top (OTT) service Hooq has appointed Michael Fleshman as its chief technical officer. He was the senior vice-president of consumer digital technology at BBC Worldwide until March 2015 after being CTO at FT.com and CIO at the Financial Times.

Hooq CEO Peter Bithos welcomed Fleshman to Hooq as part of the senior leadership team. He opined that the team is ecstatic by his depth of experience in the digital media space and is confident about Fleshman leading the technical team to new heights as it expands aggressively into new territories, new products and new platforms in 2017.

Fleshman said he looked forward to driving the company into its new phase of innovation and technology.

Singtel has a majority stake in the project across Asia, with Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros Entertainment being the minority shareholders.

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