Altice USA named former Comcast executive Michael Schreiber as its chief content officer, effective immediately.
Altice USA is the U.S. arm of European telco Altice N.V. The company completed its $9.1 billion purchase of Suddenlink Communications in December and is on track to close its $17.7 billion purchase of Cablevision Systems by the end of the second quarter.
In his new role, Schreiber will be responsible for Altice USA’s programming-related developments, negotiations, and agreements covering all content platforms and will report to co-president and chief financial officer Charles Stewart. After the Cablevision deal closes, Altice USA will be the fourth largest cable operator in the country.
“Michael is an industry leader with a proven record of success who shares Altice’s commitment to providing customers with the best content and superior service,” said Altice CEO and Altice USA executive chairman Dexter Goei in a statement. "We are thrilled to have Michael head our U.S. programming and content team, and we are confident that his forward-thinking approach will ensure that we deliver compelling content to our customers across the devices of their choice.”
Schreiber served as senior vice president, content acquisition for Comcast, where he led the execution of new media and digital content deals. Prior to his role at Comcast, Schreiber worked at NBCUniversal, most recently as vice president, business development, digital distribution, where he assisted in the founding, development and launch of Hulu.