Former Hulu Originals Exec Charlotte Koh Lands at Whipclip

/ Jan 22, 2015

Charlotte_Koh

Hulu’s former head of originals Charlotte Koh has joined social TV startup Whipclip.

Founded in 2014, Whipclip is building a service that makes it easy (and legal) for users to share their favorite TV clips. The service, which is expected to launch later this year, will be legal in the sense that Whipclip has been courting content owners to get access to their TV library. Current partners include ABC, CBS, A&E, and OWN, though obviously Whipclip needs more.

Koh will be instrumental here; her title is senior vice president of content and partnerships, overseeing Whipclip’s content strategy and operations, acquisitions, and the development and management of its relationships with media partners.

Most recently, Koh was head of originals at Hulu, where she led day-to-day aspects of the video company’s original programming business, including project selection, deal negotiations, creative development, content operations, brand integration, and marketing and publicity. During her time, she oversaw a slate of 10 originals including “Deadbeat,” which is a Hulu co-production with Lionsgate, as well as Morgan Spurlock’s “A Day in the Life” and Richard Linklater’s “Up to Speed.”

Prior to Hulu, Koh was SVP of business development at Marvel Studios.

Whipclip, meanwhile, has a decent list of investors, including Institutional Venture Partners, William Morris Endeavor, Peter Guber, and Scooter Braun.

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