As President & CEO, Daniel York is responsible for all aspects of managing the company’s market-leading, award-winning media platforms and overseeing CMG’s long-term strategic priorities. Dan has a 30-year career in media, content, distribution, operations, and successfully leading large organizations. Dan has an outstanding leadership record and is an efficient and strategic operator who inspires organizations to innovate and grow.
Previously, Dan served as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer of AT&T and its subsidiary, DIRECTV. Prior to that, he was President of Content and Advertising Sales at AT&T. He helped build AT&T’s video business over 15 years from a start-up to the nation’s largest pay TV provider and the world’s largest licensor of content. During his tenure he oversaw all content activities including licensing, operations, strategy, investments, original content, compliance, and ran AT&T’s ad sales and regional sports networks.
Dan has closed most of the largest content licensing deals in media history, including multiple AT&T/DIRECTV deals with NFL Sunday Ticket, Disney, FOX, NBCU, and ViacomCBS, plus hundreds more. He has been at the forefront of numerous media innovations, including the launches of VOD, HD, 4K, exclusive original content, wireless video, interactive TV, IPTV, and streaming video. Prior to joining AT&T, Dan was Senior Vice President of Programming and Development at In Demand Networks, LLC (a joint venture owned by Comcast, Charter Communications and Cox Communications), the nation’s leading VOD, PPV and out of market sports provider. He started his career and worked for several years at Home Box Office (HBO), where he held various management positions, including Vice President and General Manager at HBO/Time Warner Sports.
Dan has served on the Boards of numerous companies, including the Tennis Channel and the Game Show Network, among others, and he currently serves on the Board of the T. Howard Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing diversity in the media industry.
He is a graduate of Michigan State University with undergraduate and graduate degrees in telecommunications: media management and business.