Apple Inc. has hired Timothy D. Twerdahl, the former head of
Amazon.com Inc.’s Fire TV unit, as a vice president in charge of
Apple TV product marketing and shifted the executive who
previously held the job to a spot negotiating media content deals.
The moves suggest a renewed focus on the Apple TV and on providing
more content for the device, an effort that has been stalled in
the past by failed negotiations.
Twerdahl joined Apple this month, a spokesman for the iPhone
maker said. He had been general manager and director of Amazon’s
Fire TV business since 2013, according to his LinkedIn profile.
At Apple, Twerdahl reports to Greg Joswiak, a vice president in
charge of marketing for the iPhone, according to a person
familiar with the matter.