T3Media has appointed Sling TV senior vice president and chief product officer Ben Weinberger to its board of directors.

Prior to Sling TV, Weinberger was the co-founder and chief executive of video search and recommendation firm Digitalsmiths. In 2014, he was instrumental in Digitalsmiths being acquired by TiVo for $135 million.

T3Media chief executive Harris Morris said: “Ben is a proven operator who deeply understands the content ecosystem, including metadata and workflows. 

“His appointment to the board as a strategic collaborator to T3Media is timely as we make great progress in simplifying the digital media supply chain and giving content control back to its rightful owners.  

“Ben’s new role with Sling TV keeps him directly connected to content providers and the most contemporary of consumer platforms, and we will definitely benefit from his practical and forward-thinking expertise.”