Two-time Emmy® Award winner Seth Shapiro is a global leader in media and technology. He has worked with partners including AT&T, Betfair, Comcast, De Telegraaf, DIRECTV, Disney, Goldman Sachs, Intel, IPG, IBM, MBC, NBC, RTL, SBS, Showtime, Telstra, Turner, Universal and Warner Bros, on projects in digital, TV, music, games, and tech.
An early advocate of blockchain in media , he founded two companies in the space, and is Entrepreneur in Residence at Alphabit Fund Ltd (a fully regulated digital currency hedge fund.
Shapiro is an Adjunct Professor at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, he served previously as a Governor at the Television Academy and a two-term member of its Executive Committee. He is author of TELEVISION: Innovation, Disruption, and the World’s Most Powerful Medium, an Amazon bestseller.
He has consulted on major media matters before both the FCC and the Department of Justice. His opinions have been quoted in the AP, Bloomberg, The Boston Globe, CNBC, The Economist, The LA Times, The New York Times and PBS. As Head of Production at DIRECTV Advanced Services, he oversaw over 25 service launches, including TiVo by DIRECTV, the world’s first major DVR platform.