Title: SVP, Content Acquisition, Cox Communications
Years in Cable: 28
Education: Syracuse University, College of William and Mary
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Do it right the first time
As Cox’s point man for content negotiations, Albert spent the past year quietly completing a slew of new programming deals, including those for ESPN’s SEC Network. He’s kept Cox riding high in the hotly competitive and costly sports arena, buffering the provider somewhat from the threat of cord cutters and OTT entrants. Albert knows that the cost of plumped-up bundles is chipping away at traditional customers, and he’s working hard to strike a balance between those large bundles and a-la-carte—the skinny bundle.
If I ever found myself saying “Better Call Saul,” I’d seek his advice on… negotiating retransmission consent agreements.
Favorite Cable Show memory: The floor in the good ole days—bands, stars, skateboard demos, WWE wrestling.
Desert island album: Earth Wind and Fire’s Greatest Hits – Keeps the energy high.
Favorite TV show as a kid: Yankees baseball games
The last time I had a good laugh was… I agree with Coach V. You should laugh every day.