Peter Chernin
United States
2019

The Chernin Group

Peter
Chernin

Chairman / CEO

In the year since Chernin sold half of his Otter Media digital venture to partner AT&T at a $1 billion valuation, the Chernin Group has turned its attention to new investments in such disparate businesses as sports betting and an outdoorsy lifestyle brand. Chernin Group remains an investor in Barstool Sports and meditation app Headspace. The former head of Fox Entertainment has more recently invested in sports betting venture Action Network, as well as MeatEater, a company created to augment the Netflix series and podcast of the same name fronted by conservationist Steven Rinella to promote understanding of the outdoor world. Chernin also made headlines with a pledge to raise $15 million for abortion-rights organizations after Georgia passed its controversial “fetal heartbeat” bill.

Career

  • News Corporation
  • The Chernin Group
  • Fox Entertainment Group

Education

  • University of California–Berkeley (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • Dealmaker's Impact
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Peter Chernin: 'There's No Reason Hulu Shouldn't Be Netflix Today'

Peter Chernin: 'There's No Reason Hulu Shouldn't Be Netflix Today'

The Chernin Group head and former News Corp. exec Peter Chernin believes that Hulu, not Netflix, should've been the dominant streaming platform of the modern era, blaming Fox and NBC for diminishing the streaming service he helped launch in 2007 in a joint venture with then-NBCUniversal chief Jeff Zucker.“The day we both left [around 2009/2010], both of those companies turned around and in some ways throttled Hulu," he told Variety editor-in-chief Claudia Eller at the Variety Dealmakers Elite breakfast on...

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