STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) today announced that Tom Montemagno has been named Executive Vice President, Programming Acquisition, reporting to Charter's Senior Executive Vice President David Ellen. He will be based out of Charter's corporate headquarters in Stamford, CT.
As Executive Vice President, Programming Acquisition, Tom will oversee the negotiations with Charter's full range of content providers from the major multichannel media companies and regional sports networks to local broadcasters and niche international programmers – negotiations that increasingly extend beyond traditional "linear" programming rights to include video on demand and out of home streaming rights on multiple platforms.
"I have known and worked with Tom for many years. His negotiating ability will serve Charter extremely well as it continues to deliver its traditional video products with cost discipline. And his deep understanding of today's complex rights structures will better position Charter to roll out innovative video product offerings that meet new needs," said Ellen. "Tom will be a great asset. I am also really pleased that Andrew Rosenberg will remain with the company and become a top deputy to Tom. We're fortunate to have such a strong team."
Montemagno most recently served as Executive Vice President of Programming for Cablevision Systems Corporation. During his 27-year tenure at Cablevision, he served in various leadership positions in the programming department including Senior Vice President of programming acquisition and was Cablevision's lead negotiator with content companies.
Charter (NASDAQ: CHTR) is a leading broadband communications company and the second largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including Spectrum TV™ video entertainment programming, Spectrum Internet™ access, and Spectrum Voice™. Spectrum Business™ similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. Charter's advertising sales and production services are sold under the Spectrum Reach™ brand. More information about Charter can be found at charter.com.
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