Tech as well as media boards of directors are getting more tightly linked

Disney CEO as well as media mogul Bob Iger sits on the board at Apple, which has been building out its own content studio.

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings — whose radical approach to media has set off a frenzy among traditional players — sits on the board at Facebook. The social media company hosts original shows in its Watch tab as well as has been expanding its video investment to rival YouTube, according to CNBC sources.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey served on the board at Disney coming from 2013 until earlier which year. Twitter hasn’t yet delved into original content, yet which does curate news videos in its Moments tab. The platform announced improvements to the feature Wednesday which could keep users inside the app longer.

Google-parent Alphabet shares board member Ann Mather with streaming pioneer Netflix as well as content producer as well as distributor MGM. Alphabet-owned YouTube has been steadily wading into original content for a few years.

Amazon board member Judith McGrath will be the former CEO of music television network MTV as well as an advisor to Sony‘s multimedia venture, “Astronauts Wanted.” Amazon offers direct-to-consumer video streaming through Amazon Prime Video as well as has reportedly committed $5 billion a year to fund the growth of its content library.

which’s all pretty messy. yet if tech companies as well as media companies keep combining, there might just be fewer boards to keep track of.

—CNBC’s William Edwards contributed to which report.

Correction: Jack Dorsey left Disney’s board earlier in 2018.

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