Seth Shapiro is a two-time Emmy® winner and a leader in the profitable application of new technology to emerging business models. He has managed digital media initiatives for and with the Walt Disney Company, Comcast, DIRECTV, TiVo, Time Warner Cable, Showtime, HBO, STARZ, Sun Microsystems, Universal, Goldman Sachs and various venture, private equity and startup concerns. Shapiro is Principal of New Amsterdam Media LLC and Partner in both Media Valuation Partners and the Opportunity Management Company. He is also a Founder of ARC: The A&R Channel, a VOD network available in 15,000,000 US cable homes via Comcast.
As Head of Production at DIRECTV Advanced Services, Shapiro managed over 20 service launches across four platforms, designed the groundbreaking NFL DVR Highlights On Demand Service and was a key contributor to the 2002 DIRECTV/TiVo Master Agreement. Shapiro is a member of OVP Venture Partners’ Technology Advisory Group, the IP Media Conference Advisory Board, the Television Academy’s Blue Ribbon Emmy Committee, the AFI Digital Content Lab and the Producer’s Guild New Media Council. He is a magna cum laude graduate of New York University and was Adelbert Alumni Scholar at CWRU.