Stefanie has spent the last couple of years helping to build Samsung’s fast-growing “FAST” channel platform, Samsung TV Plus. In her current role she is responsible for sourcing and negotiating licensing agreements with linear and VOD content owners to enhance the content offering on the platform. Prior to her role at Samsung, Stefanie spent five years working at AT&T/DIRECTV in content acquisition, negotiating licensing agreements and managing the day-to-day relationships with traditional and digital-native content partners for DIRECTV’s streaming platforms, including TV Everywhere, OTT, VOD and mobile. Prior to DIRECTV, Stefanie worked in content strategy and acquisition at Verizon FiOS, helping to launch FiOS’s TV EST offering and TV Everywhere mobile and web platforms. In addition to her experience on the cable distributor/platform side of the business, she has worked on the content creation/distribution side with a couple of years in business development at Fuse/MSG Networks and in the music business at Universal Music Group. She has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.B.A. from NYU’s Stern School of Business. Stefanie is a native New Yorker who now lives blissfully by the beach in Southern California and enjoys traveling, snowboarding and concert-going in her free time.
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