Albert Cheng

Co-Head of Television and COO, Amazon Studios

Albert Cheng has led the traditional entertainment industry’s evolution into the digital age with several industry firsts, including streaming TV shows before Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. As Chief Digital and Product Officer at ABC (and the highest ranking person of color in executive management at the time), Albert was the first to onboard broadcast TV shows for download on iTunes in 2005; led ABC to become the first network to stream full ad-supported episodes online in 2006; was the first to offer mobile on demand with Sprint in 2007; launched the first ad-supported video app on the inaugural launch of the Apple iPad in 2010; and was the first to offer live streaming of local TV stations in 2013. Today, he has expanded his role as Chief Operating Officer of Amazon Studios to co-leading its Television Studios, where he’s made it a formal business priority to hire diverse voices both in front of and behind the camera. Known for being a powerfully collaborative, insightful, and well-respected partner, Albert continues to shepherd entertainment’s evolution into new formats and models.