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Charter brings in Cablevision programming exec

US cableco Charter Communications has poached Cablevision exec Tom Montemagno.

Tom MontemagnoHe has been named executive VP, programming acquisition at the Conneticut-based cable group, working out of the corporate headquarters in Stamford.

Montemagno will oversee negotiations with Charter content providers, including major media groups, local broadcasters and “niche” international distributors.

Charter noted these negotiations “increasingly extend beyond traditional ‘linear’ programming rights to include video-on-demand and out of home streaming rights on multiple platforms”.

Charter senior executive VP David Ellen said Montemagno’s “deep understanding of today’s complex rights structures will better position Charter to roll out innovative video product offerings that meet new needs”.

Montemagno spent 27 years at Charter rival Cablevision, most recently as EVP, programming.