Netflix adds Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith to Board of Directors

Netflix adds Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith to Board of Directors

Netflix has announced this morning that it’s adding two new members to its Board of Directors, including Microsoft’s Executive Vice President Brad Smith, the company’s General Counsel.  The additions give Netflix a total of 9 directors, and expands the “breadth and depth of its global and entertainment experience”.

Along with Smith, Netflix also added former Disney Media Networks co-chair Anne Sweeney to the board.  Netflix CEO Reed Hastings welcomed the new board members, saying “We look forward to benefitting from Brad and Anne’s perspective as we continue to build our global Internet TV network”.

Whether the move signals any closer relationships with Microsoft and Netflix will remain to be seen, as both companies seek to build out their entertainment experiences.

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