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Cablevision on the Hunt for an iTV Development Expert

January 2, 2007

cvc_headquarters.jpgCablevision has made it a strategic imperative to develop leading-edge, interactive iTV and broadband services that leverage it's advanced digital network and interactive platform, and the company is looking to fill in the blanks in its iTV executive suite.
 
The company is currently on the hunt for a new VP, iTV and Broadband Development, Interactive Advertising & Development.


Here are the job particulars:

Job Location: Bethpage, Long Island

Background: 
With more than 1.7 million interactive customers, Cablevision has the highest digital penetration in the nation and offers access to more than 200 channels, including 50 premium movie channels, 45 channels of commercial-free digital music, more than 1,200 titles available on demand at all times, an interactive programming guide, 18 high-definition programming services and groundbreaking interactive television applications including subscription games packages. Cablevision Systems Corporation is one of the nation's leading entertainment and telecommunications companies and its cable television operations serve 3 million households in the New York metropolitan area.

Description:
The VP, iTV and Broadband Development will work with the organization to coordinate the design, development and delivery of new interactive products and features on television and broadband leveraging Cablevision’s advanced digital network and interactive platform.

Additionally the VP will:
· Work with key stakeholders and executives in assembling a vision for TV and PC user Interface design and development.
· Combine technology, content and user interface to create seamless experiences that support interactive revenue opportunities and goals.
· Identify and evaluate new technology in the market for relevance, feasibility, and scale.
· Champion the organization’s adoption of suitable and innovative ideas.
· Oversee and manage the capital development budget process
· Oversee external vendor relationships.
· Coordinate with internal operational groups to ensure optimal customer experiences for existing products and timely delivery and launch of new products and features.

Qualifications:
· 5+ years experience successfully managing high profile cross-functional projects.
· 10+ years managing interactive product development including experience in interactive user interface design and interactive television.
· 5+ years of budget analysis and optimization.
· Ability to relate and prioritize technical/design accomplishments with revenue goals.
· Ability to problem-solve practical problems in technical areas without extensive technical knowledge; a quick study.
· Internet knowledge and experience in technical product management, advertising operations, basic understanding of web technologies, and processes.
· Must be comfortable working in a start-up business environment and must be able to excel in high-pressure under tight deadlines, working with a wide array of internal and external advertising and content clients, while responding appropriately to their needs and input.
· High level of energy and commitment; must be proactive leader able to influence and motivate others as well as grow and manage teams.
· Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills - comfortable with exposure to senior management.

Qualified candidates can send resumes to: execrec@cablevision.com


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