Vice President, Law Programming
Posted on: May 14, 2022
Reporting to Group Vice President Law, Programming, the VP Law,
Programming will serve as a senior-level in-house legal counsel
responsible for programming and content licensing matters at the
nations third-largest pay television supplier. This role assists in
the overall management of the business and legal affairs of the
companys programming acquisition function. The VP Law, Programming
will negotiate and draft complex retransmission consent and
affiliation agreements involving hundreds of millions of dollars
with cable networks, broadcast stations, studios and other content
providers. The position also will involve advising senior
executives in Programming Acquisition on a wide-range of legal
issues relating to programming, including copyright and federal
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and
enhance the customer experience.
Oversee legal aspects of highly complex and multifaceted
programming transactions with major programming providers,
including negotiating, drafting and overseeing administration of
company rights and obligations with respect to nationally
distributed broadcast and cable programming services and television
broadcast stations on traditional and new media (e.g., TVE, OTT)
platforms, both linear and on-demand. Provide advice and guidance
to executives in Programming Acquisition and Product on the legal
interpretation of the companys agreements with programmers.
Negotiate, draft, review, revise and approve retransmission consent
contracts for carriage of broadcast television stations and advise
on must carry regulatory issues. Advise Compliance team regarding
various broadcast regulations (network non dupe, syndex, etc.).
Provide strategic advice and expert guidance to executives in
Programming Acquisition and Product on policy, legal and business
implications of programmer contracts and relationships, as well as
a wide variety of copyright and other legal issues implicated by
distribution of content over existing and new technology platforms.
Such advice and guidance will require a solid understanding of FCC
regulations governing the distribution of video content over
Develop and recommend company policy and positions on legal issues
and process relating to programming.
Provide counsel on issues arising from actual or anticipated
lawsuits relating to programming matters.
Support GVP - Law, Programming in managing Law, Programming group;
meet regularly with and advise GVP - Law, Programming regarding
status and priority of the groups matters and allocation of deal
Manage outside counsel.
Perform other duties as required.
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
- Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
- Ability to run deals involving multiple, highly complex sets of
- Strong legal reasoning and drafting skills
- Ability to make decisions and creatively solve problems while
working under pressure
- Ability to manage multiple projects at one time and shift gears
as priorities change
- Ability to work well with a team, including
- Ability to communicate both orally and in writing in a clear
and straight-forward manner with all levels of management and
- Excellent managerial, motivating and interpersonal skills
- Must have solid background in copyright law, be
forward-looking, and be comfortable with broadcast television and
new media issues.
Related Work Experience- Number of Years
Top-tier law firm and/or as an in-house lawyer in television
distribution or in MVPD industry experience- 10+
Experience in copyright law- 5+
Full-time from Stamford, CT headquarters XLG001 310943
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