Years in Cable: 25+
Having helped steer DirecTV to the success that primed the company for its $48.5 billion purchase by AT&T, hardball negotiator York is now steering its headline-making new streaming service DirecTV Now. The launch wasn’t without its share of glitches, but AT&T says the service brought in 200,000 in Q4 2016, helping offset losses of traditional pay customers for DirecTV and AT&T U-verse. York has overseen deals to bring an impressive cartel of programming to DirecTV Now, and he’s ensuring the company is growing its hand in originals, including Nick Jonas-starring MMA series “Kingdom” and a new Tim Ferris talk show-style series from Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Productions.
What inspires you most about this industry? The pace of change
The best thing about fast broadband is… more video
How do you celebrate your birthday? With my family
How long is your morning commute? 15 to 115 minutes….it’s LA
Best way to spend a Saturday night: Dinner and a movie with my wife