Years in Cable: 19
Education: AB, Princeton, AB; JD, Harvard Law School
One Word that Best Describes Me: Diplomatic
Campbell has spent the last decade leading Discovery’s corporate development, legal and business affairs divisions. And as a testament to his impact, he assumed expanded responsibilities and a new title a year ago, adding the company’s domestic distribution business and Discovery Education division to his already wide breadth of responsibilities. Overseeing a minority investment in Group Nine Media, a joint venture with MLB Advanced Media’s BAMTech and the renewal of a long-term, multiplatform distribution agreement with AT&T are among Campbell’s coups this past year.
What inspires you most about this industry? The opportunity to work every day with energized, creative colleagues, who genuinely enjoy their jobs.
My OTT prediction is… Low cost, highly targeted “super fan” SVOD services (eg, Crunchyroll) will gain meaningful traction in the next couple years.
How do you celebrate your birthday? Always with my wife and five daughters, as the date falls on or around the Thanksgiving holiday.
What product or service could you not live without? iPhone.
How long is your morning commute? 35 minutes on the train … a great time to catch up on reading.
What does the future look like for skinny bundles and flexible packaging? There is real opportunity for reasonably priced bundles of high-quality channels that aren’t weighed down by the cost of sports and broadcast retrans.
Last show I watched not on my networks: “Billions”