24 MAY 2023

MGM+ appoints Josh McIvor as Global General Manager

Josh McIvor has been promoted to Global General Manager of MGM+, the Amazon-owned streaming service that relaunched in January after previously being known as Epix.

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Josh McIvor has been promoted to Global General Manager of MGM+, the Amazon-owned streaming service that relaunched in January after previously being known as Epix. Reporting to Chris Brearton, Vice President of Prime Video Studios corporate strategy, he will work alongside Michael Wright, Head of MGM+; Laura Sher, Head of MGM+ Business Operations; and Peter Lops, Head of MGM+ Finance.

In his new role, based in Seattle, he will oversee the US and international MGM+ business and its continued expansion, guiding long-term strategic planning, P&L management, distribution strategy, operations, and commercial deals. Moreover, according to the company, a key part of his role will be working hand-in-hand with the company’s internal partner teams, including product and tech, licensing, devices, and distribution to ensure that MGM+ continues to be prioritized as an important part of Prime Video and Amazon.

With more than 20 years of experience in media and technology, McIvor joined Amazon in 2013 on the music team, where he managed US label relations and international expansion. He moved to Prime Video in 2016 to facilitate the expansion of Prime Video Channels internationally. In 2019, he moved into a General Manager role for Prime Video Canada and Australia, and scaled out the teams in Sydney and Toronto. Since 2021, he led Prime Video’s international expansion strategy; built out the localized content and marketing plans for Southeast Asia, Africa and the Middle East; and established the teams in Singapore, Cape Town and Dubai. Most recently, he has been working on long-term strategy planning for Prime Video International.

“This is just the beginning of our next chapter. We have big aspirations for MGM+ to represent both a century of iconic film and television and a destination for groundbreaking storytelling. We intend to capitalize on our current momentum and bring the US and international offerings together as a truly unified global service. To help us achieve that aim, I am pleased to announce that Josh McIvor will be joining the MGM+ team, effective immediately, as our Global General Manager,”  Brearton said in a memo to MGM+ staff.

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