Senior Manager - Content Protection

Time Type

Full time


Competitive Salary


Amazing Benefits

Close Date


Area of Business

Digital Entertainment


Hammersmith -Griffin House Hammersmith Road

Job ID 00016260

About the role

Senior Manager - Content Protection

Hammersmith, London (though there is flexibility on location and home working as per government guidelines).

Competitive salary and other excellent benefits.

As we enter one of the most exciting times in our history we are looking for a Senior Manager – Content Protection that oozes our Virgin values and embraces the on-going ways of working within Liberty Global.

Why Virgin Media? We are the future. We understand our people, their lifestyles and we support them no matter what. We LOVE being different, thinking outside the box and being the best we can be, all the time.

What will you be doing?

We are looking for a Senior Manager – Content Protection to provide negotiation support for all content security and protection issues to members of the Content Acquisition Team. In addition, you will advise on technical security issues for product development.

Key accountabilities

  • Maintain a complete set of Content Partner (CP) Content Security approvals for all VM technologies (platforms, STBs, apps etc.)
  • Work hand in hand with the Content Acquisition team and review deals to ensure compliance with VM processes, technological capabilities and proposed developments
  • Read and comment as needed on all deals and issues arising from deal negotiationsManage the content acquisition rights database
  • Actively liaise with Content Partners to brief them on upcoming VM product development and any subsequent changes to VM’s approach to content security.
  • Ensure that product development teams are kept up-to-date with any changes in Content Partners content protection requirements so that any changes can be implemented into the existing development roadmap without budget implications or creating delays to delivery
  • Keep up to date with industry bodies/technical working groups to ensure a thorough understanding of upcoming technical developments and proposed standards
  • Lead VM’s TV anti-piracy strategy and activity (coordinating with the VM Fraud Team and outside agencies e.g. FACT)

Are you right for the role?

So it’s the moment of truth, right? What are we looking for in the successful candidate?

  • Engineering or similar degree or equivalent experience in content security/content distribution related roles
  • Content Provider/Studio background would be an advantage
  • Negotiation expertise specifically negotiating commercial contracts would be a plus
  • Knowledge and experience of:
  • Content security technologies and practices
  • Anti-Piracy technologies and practices
  • Cable/Broadband operations
  • IP delivery of apps and contentDiligent, flexible, ability to work to deadlines and credible at presenting to management
  • Develop and deliver effective strategies to deliver optimal results
  • Excellent communication skills and a team player
  • Ability to thrive in a constantly changing environment and work effectively under pressure
  • Results oriented with ability to implement change and obtain alignment with key stakeholders
  • Ability to quickly understand business objectives and to recognise and capitalise on market opportunities
  • Enthusiasm and passion for what they do

Virgin Media is part of Liberty Global, the world’s biggest cable company. We are delivering the biggest investment in the UK’s digital infrastructure for over a decade. Through four multi-award-winning services - Virgin Fibre, Virgin TV, Virgin Mobile and Virgin Phone - we help people access technology to build connections that really matter.

We are dedicated to nurturing an engaged workforce that represents the diversity of our customers and communities. Read more here.

Our benefits are your reward for being brilliant. They’re pretty darn spectacular. Just like our people. We’ve put together a package to help you love what you do, at work and at play.  You will get 25 days holiday and your birthday off each year, we provide a company funded Medical Plan as well as a Pension Plan where we will match every pound you put in, up to 10%. What's more you'll also benefit from discounts across Virgin Media products and Virgin brands and many other perks on top.

You can find out about all benefits in full here.

Come and be a part of something special. Join us!

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