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Crackle Plus hires Sony’s Jeff Meier

US AVoD platform Crackle Plus has hired Sony Pictures executive Jeff Meier as head of programming.

Jeff Meier

Meier was general manager and senior VP of programming at Sony Pictures where he led content efforts for the getTV, Sony Movie Channel and cineSony brands.

Before Sony, Meier served in senior programming roles at OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, TV One and NBCUniversal’s Spanish-language channel Telemundo.

At Crackle Plus, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment and Sony Pictures joint venture, Meier will lead the programming efforts for its Crackle, Popcornflix, Popcornflix Kids, Truli, Españolflix and FrightPix channels, plus SVoD platform Pivotshare.

Philippe Guelton, president of Crackle Plus, said: “Jeff’s extensive experience acquiring and programming content for premium VoD and linear media platforms makes him a perfect fit for Crackle Plus. He fully understands the diverse Crackle Plus audience and will drive our mission of changing the world one story at a time.”

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