One of streaming’s most influential figures is stepping away from the spotlight. Netflix co-creator Reed Hastings is stepping down as the company’s co-CEO. Ted Sarandos, who has been co-CEO since July 2020, will share the reins with newly promoted operations chief Greg Peters. The change takes effect today. Hastings will remain involved as Executive Chairman.
The departing leader characterized the move as a long-expected transition. Sarandos and Peters have “increasingly” managed the company for the past two and a half years, Hastings says. This was merely the “right time” to implement a succession that has been in development for years, he adds.
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. All prices are correct at the time of publishing.