Tom Ryan
Courtesy of Paramount Global
United States
2022

Paramount Global

Tom
Ryan

President & CEO, Streaming

Ryan, long a digital-media and e-commerce entrepreneur, is in charge of the Paramount+ subscription service and free, ad-supported Pluto TV. And he’s done some heavy lifting, overseeing the rebranding of CBS All Access as Paramount+ in early 2021, the expansion of its content slate and international rollout and continuing to grow Pluto’s worldwide user base. This summer, he launched an update to the Paramount+ platform that integrates Showtime in a bid to boost bundle subs. He also helped negotiate a pact with Walmart to include Paramount+ as a perk in its new Walmart+ membership program. Ryan signed on in 2019 when Viacom paid $340 million for Pluto TV, which he cofounded and led as CEO.  

Career

  • Paramount Global
  • Pluto TV
  • EMI Music Publishing

Education

  • Dartmouth College (NH, USA)
  • INSEAD (CA, USA)

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Paramount's Tom Ryan to Receive NATPE's Inaugural Leadership in Global Streaming Award

Paramount's Tom Ryan to Receive NATPE's Inaugural Leadership in Global Streaming Award

Paramount Global streaming chief Tom Ryan will receive the first-ever NATPE Award for Leadership in Global Streaming at the NATPE Streaming+ conference in Hollywood next month.Ryan will be recognized for his track record of innovation, entrepreneurship and determination in the streaming arena. The executive previously launched the Pluto TV FAST channel platform, serving as co-founder and CEO. Named president and CEO of Paramount Streaming in late 2020, Ryan spearheaded the launch of Paramount+ in 2021. Currently, he is responsible for...

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