dcsimg

Career Story: Director Of Program Distribution For A Sports Network

Director Of Program Distribution For A Sports Network

Job Title: Sr. Director

Type of Company: I work in the sports television business.

Education: BA, History

Previous Experience: I was a business analyst at a Fortune 500 company.

Job Tasks: I manage the distribution of our products to customers. Basically what my team does is insure that our networks are properly authorized at our customers businesses so that our fans get the programming they want. My team also insures that our programming goes to the right regions of the country so I have people on my team who spend a good portion of their days insuring that our database accurately reflects the geographic location of every customer. That way, we know where the Yankee game should be aired and where the St. Louis game should be aired. We also manage on-demand content, insuring that it gets to our customers. To do this well, we have to make sure to communicate to our customers what we are sending them and when. We also are responsible for pay-per-view programming. Besides insuring that customers are authorized to receive PPV programming we need to send schedules and content information to them in advance.

Best and Worst Parts of the Job: the best part of the job is the challenge of an ever-changing business. Technology is moving so fast that we need to insure we can still manage our responsibilities on new types of technologies. The worst part of the job is the fast pace and around the clock hours. When you work in television it is not 9:00 to 5:00. We are on 24 hours a day and therefore my team is always on call in case something goes wrong.

Job Tips: My advice to any students entering the work world is don't feel so entitled. You have to work hard to be successful. It will not just be handed to you. Pay attention, learn to listen, your boss wants to look good and your job is to make your boss look good. Work through school. I don't hire anyone who has no job experience. It doesn't matter where you work but do work. Make sure your resume is neat...there is nothing worse than a sloppy resume.

Popular Schools offering Information Technology Administration Management Programs

quickinfoThese schools offer particularly quick info upon request, and we have written detailed profiles for each (click school names to see the profiles).

Request info from multiple schools, by clicking the Request Info links.

Matching School Ads

Push Your Creativity To The Next Level

  • Programs: Web Design and Development, Bachelor of Science (Online)
  • Degrees: Bachelor

As a student at South University, Online Programs, you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.

  • Programs: Information Systems & Technology: Information Security Studies (MS), Information Technology (BS)
  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor

Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies (iSchool) - The Original Information School - is proud of its position as a leader in the field.

  • Programs: MS in Information Management
  • Degrees: Master

Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.

  • Programs: Undergraduate Certificate in Web Development
  • Degrees: Certificate

See What’s Possible When You Earn a Degree at Florida Tech 100% Online

  • Programs: Mini MBA Certificate/Information Technology Management, Associate of Science in Computer Information Systems, Master of Science in Information Technology /Database Administration, more...
  • Degrees: Certificate, Associate, Master

Work toward your graduate degree with New England College Online.

  • Programs: MS in Management/Project Management
  • Degrees: Master
Platt College
Anaheim

Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.

  • Programs: Information Technology Associate's Degree, Software Development Coding
  • Degrees: Associate, Certificate

Welcome to Argosy University

Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.

  • Programs: Information Technology (BS) (Online), Information Technology (AS) (Online)
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Associate
Unitek College
San Jose

Unitek College™ is a privately held vocational school dedicated to helping you gain the skills needed to advance your career or begin a brand new career. 

  • Programs: Information Technology
  • Degrees: Certificate
ABCO Technology
Los Angeles

ABCO Technology is an accredited computer training academy that offers diploma programs for individual students, professionals and companies to learn different areas of Information technology and seek gainful employment.

  • Programs: CompTIA IT Project+ , PMP, Project Management, more...
  • Degrees: Certificate
Matching School Ads

Additional Career Stories for Computer Systems Managers

The inside stories from people actually working in the field.
Click a story title to show the story, and click the title again to hide it.

All Types

You are visiting:

Find a school near you

What are Career Stories?

Career Stories are concise, real-world career overviews written by people relating their personal career experiences and wisdom. They provide invaluable insights and mentoring advice to students and career changers.

Most stories include:

  • a typical day or project
  • tips and advice
  • best and worst parts
  • educational background
  • previous experience

Browse hundreds of Career Stories

More Details On This Career

Please also see our detailed information about Computer Systems Managers, including:

Back to Top