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Matthew Watts

  • Director of Programming, Director of Scheduling, Channel Director, Channel Manager, Scheduling Manager, Planning Manager, Head of Scheduling, Schedule Manager, Editorial Manager, Content Strategy
  • London, UK
  • 12/01/2022
Full time Executive Channel Management

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Forward-thinking programming specialist with a proven track-record in delivering successful content, editorial and scheduling strategies for both linear and VOD platforms, working across multiple regions including the UK, Poland, Hungary, Russia and the Nordics. 

Has a genuine passion for content across a wide range of genres and proven commercial experience in a terrestrial, multi-channel and non-linear environment. Now looking to use my editorial awareness, content knowledge and international market understanding at the highest level, to deliver creative, cost-effective and competitive programme and content strategies, which will drive viewership and customer engagement.

KEY SKILLS:

  • Developing short, medium and long-term programming strategies
  • Content prioritisation, curation, scheduling and windowing strategy
  • Experience steering and launching commissioned and acquired programming in multiple genres
  • Data-driven content optimisation and performance management; Techedge proficient
  • Channel management and launches
  • Budget management and ROI modelling
  • Multi-platform experience: FTA / Pay / Linear / VOD
  • Multi-genre expertise: Drama / Comedy / Factual / Entertainment / Movies
  • In-depth knowledge of WON and BSS Channel Management Systems
  • Experience recruiting, managing and training content professionals