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Content Protection Manager

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 798893BR Location London, England, United Kingdom Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted May 25, 2021

Job Summary:

Part of the Global Digital Studios Operations team, you will report into the Senior Manager of Content Protection in managing the daily workload of technical audits of TV content distribution deals. You will provide an essential service to the business in building and protecting revenue streams through ensuring platforms have the appropriate solutions in place to combat piracy. The team is responsible for reviewing the content protection solutions used by all platforms that the commercial teams are concluding deals with and ensure this is documented accurately in both the content security schedule and internal systems.


  • Work with the Sales & Legal teams to facilitate the delivery of technical review requests, document draft remarks, and client follow-ups.
  • Issue, validate and process Technical Questionnaires from third party television platforms.
  • Audit devices, security systems and geo-filtering systems of third party television platforms.
  • Support legal in the creation of Content Protection Schedules working closely with the legal department to reach agreement with the licensee.
  • Create and maintain detailed records within existing and new systems and ensure records are properly kept so that they can be easily referenced at any time by any team members
  • Research into technologies and platforms with the objective of understanding how they affect the distribution and content security of our content.
  • Work alongside global colleagues in maintaining a consistent approach to technical audits.
  • Be a conduit for communication between the Content Protection, Sales, and Legal teams, bringing people and teams together to best solve current issues, as well as having responsibility for the co-ordination, management, and delivery of the Content Protection drafts and evaluations assigned to you.
  • Maintain a good understanding of internal content protection policies and guidelines and be able to translate them into requirements to the relevant stakeholders.
  • Working closely with the commercial team to understand key clients and the landscape for up and coming deals in order to work ahead on technical reviews.
  • Proactively build relationships with the content protection team at key clients in EMEA .
  • Using internal systems to create required results and share them with relevant stakeholders as required.
  • Line manager for the content protection Supervisor.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with digital distribution platforms (such as IPTV, cable, satellite, mobile) as well as streaming technologies for video.
  • In depth knowledge of devices capable of receiving broadcast or streamed video
  • Strong understanding of encryption systems including industry standard Conditional Access and Digital Rights Management systems and security protocols.
  • Good understanding of file formats and distribution technology.
  • Familiarity with distribution business models such as linear, xVOD, EHVL.
  • Solid understanding of legal process and documentation of distribution deals.
  • Ideal candidates will possess superb communication skills, written and oral. The ability to interpret technical issues and provide support to their internal and global counterparts will be integral to this position.
  • Candidates shall possess strong organizational skills paired closely with time management, taking into account their ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines
  • Keen interest in emerging technology, broadcast TV and online TV
  • Familiarity of UHD file formats and distribution an advantage.

Additional Information:

The Perks:
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Private medical insurance & dental care
  • Disney+ annual subscription
  • Free Park Entry: You will have the opportunity to enter any of our parks with your family and friends for free
  • Disney Discounts: you are entitled to discounts on designated Disney products, resort F&B and ticketing
  • Excellent parental leave
  • Business Resource Groups – Women@Disney, Disney Diversity, Disney Pride, T.R.U.S.T.

About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

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 The Walt Disney Company Ltd., which is part of a business segment we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

The Walt Disney Company Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. 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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