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Seth Shapiro

Head of Strategy

Seth Shapiro is a two-time Emmy® Award winner and a leader in the profitable application of new technology to emerging business models.  He has managed digital initiatives with the Walt Disney Company, Comcast, NBC Universal, Time Warner, Viacom, DIRECTV, TiVo, HBO, Sun Microsystems, Goldman Sachs and a variety of startup, venture and private equity partners. 

Shapiro is Principal of advisory firm New Amsterdam Media LLC, a partner in Media Valuation Partners, and a partner at the Opportunity Management Company.  He is also a Founder of ARC: The A&R Channel, a VOD network available in 17,000,000 US cable homes via Comcast.

As Head of Production at DIRECTV’s Advanced Services Group, Shapiro managed over 20 service launches across four platforms, designed the revolutionary NFL? Sunday Ticket® Highlights On Demand Service, and was Production Lead for DIRECTV/TiVo.

Shapiro is a member of OVP Venture Partners' Technology Advisory Group, the Television Academy's Blue Ribbon Emmy Committee, the PICNIC Amsterdam Advisory Board, the American Film Institute’s Digital Content Lab, the IP Media Expo Advisory Board, the Producer's Guild New Media Council and the Milken Institute. He is a magna cum laude graduate of New York University and was Adelbert Alumni Scholar at CWRU and the Cleveland Institute of Music.