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Transmission Operations Intern, Bristol-Summer 2020

Bristol, CT - US

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Job ID 738462BR Location Bristol, Connecticut, United States Business Direct-to-Consumer and International Date posted 13/01/2020

Job Summary:

Working at The Walt Disney Company inside DTCI-Technology is unlike anything else. That’s because we are always finding new ways to interact with guests/fans that are passionate about all platforms we support. When you have the latest technology, game-changing ideas and world-class talent on your team, every day is extraordinary.

DTCI-Technology operates a high volume and fast-paced environment where it relies on the Transmission Team to provide support for all programming contribution and distribution for The Walt Disney Company.

Transmission is a global content hub facilitating well over 150,000 broadcast and streaming feeds a year supporting events and news feeds for ESPN and ESPN+ and top tier productions such as Monday Night Football, The BCS Championship and SportsCenter. Transmission also operates highly complex, addressable satellite distribution systems for domestic and international ESPN/ Disney networks. This internship will be a hands-on learning opportunity on state of the art equipment including satellite, fiber, IP and cellular transport technologies in our world class Transmission Operations Center. You will work directly with exceptional industry professionals in a fast-paced “live” television environment.


This Transmission Intern will provide operational support for some of the responsibilities below.
  • Set- up, test and monitor all contribution signals for any ESPN network linear or streaming network or highlight purposes.
  • Responsible for the high-quality distribution, switching, and quality control monitoring of all full-time and occasional ESPN networks regardless of the format (linear television, IP, fiber, etc.).
  • Ensure accuracy of blackout & regionalization information and accurate transmission of all feeds.
  • Signal processing to prepare Video, Audio, and Data content for use in ESPN production facilities including, video level and color adjustment, audio shuffling and level adjustment, lip-sync and video timing.
  • Responsible for follow-up and resolution of daily operational problems through direct communication with other ESPN departments and outside companies.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Candidates must have good computer background (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc...) and solid communication skills.
  • Familiarity with TV Production studio or remote equipment and technology including but not limited to; switchers, audio, high definition cameras, IRD receivers, color correction devices, signal conversion, test equipment and routers.
  • Team Player-Enjoy working in a collaborative environment.
  • Self-starter, able to work flexible hours including nights and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with TV Production studio or remote equipment and technology including but not limited to; switchers, audio, high definition cameras, IRD receivers, color correction devices, signal conversion, test equipment and routers.

Required Education

  • Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate Level student or recent graduate (within 6 months of graduating) pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Management Information Systems or related field.

Additional Information:

Internship Eligibility
  • At the time of application, must be enrolled in an accredited college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR must have graduated from a college/university within 6 months OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program.
  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization
Location: Bristol, CT

Program Dates: The length of this internship is 10 weeks, and the approximate dates are June 8, 2020– August 14, 2020. Interns will work 40 hours and flexible with working night and/or weekends.

Housing: A limited amount of housing assistance may be available for those who qualify.

Transportation: Limited transportation assistance to and from work may be available for those who qualify.

About Direct-to-Consumer and International:

Comprised of Disney’s international media businesses and the Company’s various streaming services, the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment aligns technology, content and distribution platforms to expand the Company’s global footprint and deliver world-class, personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world. This segment is responsible for The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer businesses globally, including the ESPN+ sports streaming service, programmed in partnership with ESPN; Disney+, the dedicated streaming home for entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic; and the Company’s ownership stake in Hulu. As part of the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment, Disney Streaming Services, developer of the ESPN+ and Disney +, oversees all consumer-facing digital technology and products across the Company.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Direct-to-Consumer and International, which is part of a business segment we call Direct-to-Consumer and International.

ESPN, Inc is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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