HTC Vive Appoints New General Manager for European Operations

Paul Brown joins the VR company from Disney and Spotify.

HTC Vive has announced today that Paul Brown, who previously worked at Disney and Spotify, has been appointed the new general manager for Vive Europe.

Brown brings wide ranging experience to the role having spent the last six years at Disney as General Manager of Digital D2C and Disney Interactive for EMEA, running its digital content division and overseeing the launch of music subscription service, DisneyLife. Prior to that, he was Spotify’s UK MD, and held senior executive roles at Sony Music and US internet radio giant Pandora Media

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“I am incredibly excited to join the Vive team. Virtual reality has the potential to change the world and to genuinely unleash our imagination,” said Brown in a statement. “HTC Vive is leading the way in truly immersive VR technology and content and we are only at the beginning of the journey, much like we were with music streaming and video on demand a decade ago! I am looking forward to working closely with the global Vive team to ensure we maintain and build on our position as a leader and pioneer, with our partners, in the VR space.”

Brown will be based in HTC’s European headquarters near London, overseeing HTC Vive’s growing European business across its virtual reality (VR) content, software and hardware ecosystem.

HTC Vive has been expanding its operations this year, launching the Viveport Subsciption service, as well as new hardware in the form of the Vive Tracker and Vive Deluxe Audio Strap. And through the Vive X programme, several startup companies have unveiled new tech such as interactive eye tracking, social connection, and wireless connectivity.

VRFocus will continue its coverage of HTC Vive, reporting back with the latest announcements on its progress.

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