Cox appoints content acquisition head

Michelle Clancy | 08-08-2013

Cox has appointed cable and company veteran Andy Albert to serve as senior vice president of content acquisition. Albert will partner with outgoing content chief Bob Wilson to ensure a smooth transition at the veteran negotiator's year-end retirement.

"Andy has a tremendous understanding of our business and the complexities of programming negotiations," said Mark Bowser, executive vice president and CFO. "In recent years, Andy has helped expand our content distribution rights across multiple platforms and devices and he is well equipped to aggressively drive enhanced value in Cox's video product."

Albert joined Cox as director of programming in 1995, held roles of increasing responsibility and was promoted to vice president in December 2003. In his new role, he will oversee all Cox's new content acquisition, retransmission negotiations and programming contract renewals. Albert will also conduct an internal and external search to fill his former role of vice president.

Albert started his career in finance with General Electric in Connecticut, before joining TeleCable in 1987. There, he led the company's financial planning and budgeting process, managed the company's pay per-view line of business and oversaw programming operations for more than 20 systems.

Albert graduated magna cum laude graduate from Syracuse University where he earned dual bachelor's degrees in finance and telecommunications management. Albert also received an MBA from the College of William and Mary.