Bill Zurat

Vice President, Core Media
Disney Streaming Services

Picture of Bill ZuratBill Zurat leads the Core Media team at Disney Streaming Services, where he is responsible for building scalable live/vod backend video streaming solutions for The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer video streaming businesses, Disney+ and ESPN+. He joined The Walt Disney Company in 2017 with the acquisition of Bamtech Media, which he joined in 2007. Prior to Bamtech, Bill spent five years at WFMU, where he was Senior Systems Administrator (and a DJ) responsible for designing, building and supporting a live 24/7/365 audio streaming solution for their FCC licensed broadcast content and specialty DJ programs while managing the digital archives for every show since 2001.

Bill is a graduate of Fordham University where he studied English Literature and Philosophy while settling issues within a pragmatic framework. An unapologetic media consumer, he regularly can be found digging in the used record bins at the few surviving dusty music stores or streaming obscure Soviet-era Eastern European movies.

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