Dwayne Benefield is Vice President and head of PlayStation Vue, with P&L responsibility for the Internet-based live TV service, as well as oversight for strategy, programming and content acquisition, service operations, and product management. PlayStation Vue is available to TV audiences nationwide and is accessible on many popular devices.
Prior to his current role, Benefield helped expand PlayStation Network by leading a team that developed partnerships with third-party services, like Netflix and Amazon. He also had responsibility for negotiating the content licenses with major labels and music publishers for a subscription music service.
Benefield began his career in the Information, Communications, and Entertainment practice at KPMG, then spent 10 years at The Walt Disney Company within Corporate Finance, Strategy, and Business Development roles. Between Disney and Sony, he was the general manager of West Coast Entertainment at Google where he focused on content acquisition for YouTube and managed an ad sales team.
Benefield obtained his Bachelor of Accountancy from New Mexico State University, and later earned his M.B.A from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with majors in Strategic & Entrepreneurial Management.