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Mark Gathen

Vice President, Content Acquisition
Mark Gathen is Vice President of Content Acquisition at Cox Communications. With 24 years of experience in the cable television and advanced video product industries, he has seen first-hand how consumer demand for video products has evolved. In his current role, Mark leads content negotiations for linear, VOD, TV Everywhere (TVE), SVOD and OTT video carriage across multiple Cox platforms. Prior to his current position Mark applied his expertise to manage successful video product initiatives at Cox including launching VOD, DVR and expanding EPG features and functionality. He also was an early industry leader in TVE strategy, design and product launches. Keeping his finger on the pulse of “what’s next”, he continues to partner with traditional and emerging content providers to define new video product opportunities. Before joining Cox Communications, Mark worked on new media strategy and innovation projects at The Weather Channel, where he was on the forefront of development for new products and interactive applications including the launch of weather.com. He received his Master of Science in Management of Technology degree from Georgia Tech and holds a Bachelor of Science in Television & Radio Communications from Ithaca College.

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