Matthew Strauss serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Video Services for Comcast Cable, one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of the video business and delivering the most integrated entertainment experience across devices. Under his direction, his team is responsible for the ongoing rollout of the cloud-based X1 platform and driving advancements in the TV Everywhere experience.
Matt’s tenure with Comcast spans nearly 10 years. In his previous role, he led Comcast’s multiplatform video strategy and oversaw growth in transactional and online video revenue for the company. Before that, he led Comcast Interactive Media (CIM), the division responsible for the company’s online and multiplatform entertainment and media businesses. He has also served as Senior Vice President, New Media for Comcast Cable, where he drove content acquisition and strategy for Comcast’s On Demand platform and Internet properties. Some of Matt’s notable achievements with the company include building out its video-on-demand platform, significantly increasing the number of choices available to customers, and serving as one of the key architects who developed the company’s online video service XfinityTV.com.
Prior to joining Comcast, Matt served as the Executive Vice President and General Manager of Rainbow Media’s On Demand Service Mag Rack, where he pioneered the video-on-demand model with one of the first national on-demand networks. Prior to this, he served as Vice President of Business Development for Rainbow Media, where he led the organization’s acquisition strategy for new and traditional media. He also held several management positions with Disney/ABC, including serving in the Strategic Planning department for the ABC Television Network.
Matt has received several cable industry awards, including the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing’s Mark Award, CableFax magazine’s Programmer of the Year and the Multichannel News’ Innovator of the Year Award for programming. He holds a B.S. from New York University’s Stern School of Business and resides in Cherry Hill, NJ with his wife and four children.