FTC VOD Scheduling Assistant
Discovery Communications, LLC
London, UK
5d ago

Position Summary

As part of the EMEA Pay TV VOD Scheduling Team, this position will play an important role in assisting with the programming and scheduling of all DSC Brands, across multiple non-linear platforms.

The role involves forward planning, and producing and issuing regular Catch up, VOD, OTT and TVOD schedules to meet existing affiliate requirements, and for our owned products.

Knowledge and experience of the non-linear landscape is preferred in order to support the complexity of the departments output as well as knowledge of the programming portfolio.

As part of a central team building good working relationships with the relevant local teams and the external affiliate partners is an important part of the role.


  • Assist the Scheduling Executives in creating the Catch Up, VOD and OTT programming schedules for all our platforms.
  • Assist with Scheduling updates and amendments for all our platforms
  • Help with reviewing rights and language availability within territories, using internal rights / scheduling systems
  • Assist with the creation and maintain availabilities and data for our TVOD products
  • Editing of Metadata for VOD, TVOD and OTT Platforms
  • Work collaboratively with VOD Operations team, Picture Desk and Listings to ensure that each client receives the planned content within the agreed deadlines, and within agreed specifications
  • Help to maintain a healthy and productive business relationship with key external affiliate partners.
  • Develop familiarity with Discovery content and knowledge of channel strategy in order to creatively schedule the programme inventory.
  • Help contribute to the planning of VOD stunts by suggesting programming themes based on scheduling priorities, current / historical events or other compelling topics.
  • Research existing non-linear products and platforms and maintain a thorough knowledge of existing broadcasting and non-linear developments
  • Contribute with ideas to the ongoing digital strategy across our VOD and OTT services, and any ad hoc projects required
  • Provide cover for other members of the VOD team when necessary
  • Requirements

  • Scheduling experience preferred - Programme Planning and / or VOD
  • Knowledge of broadcast scheduling systems such as IBMS or similar is preferred
  • Passion for, and understanding of the non-linear landscape and OTT services
  • Strong excel skills are essential
  • Knowledge of and passion for content and Discovery brand
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to work accurately when under pressure.
  • Good communication style and experience in maintaining close working relationships with various departments and external clients.
  • Team player and able to work effectively on own initiative when required.
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