TiVo has named the former CEO of The Weather Channel, Dave Shull, as new CEO & President. Interim president and CEO Raghu Rau will then assume the role of Vice Chairperson on the Company’s Board of Directors. The struggling entertainment company announced plans earlier this month to split its product and patent-licensing businesses into two independent companies.
“We are thrilled to announce Dave Shull as Raghu’s successor,” said Jim Meyer, chairman of the Board of Directors. “In addition to Dave’s deep experience in the Pay-TV, OTT and digital media fields, he has a strong track record of driving value creating strategic outcomes and operational transformations, most recently at The Weather Channel and before that at Dish. Dave knows our industry extremely well, having been a part of it in senior executive roles for over fifteen years. He also has significant M&A experience and is the right person to lead TiVo’s separation process, which we believe will result in significant value for our stockholders.”
Dave Shull has over 15 years of senior leadership experience in the Pay-TV, OTT and digital media fields. Most recently, he served as the CEO of The Weather Channel cable network, which was sold in a competitive bidding process in 2018. Prior to The Weather Channel, Shull held various executive roles at DISH Network/EchoStar for 10 years, including Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. He holds a B.A. from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from Oxford University