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Matt Schnaars

Matt Schnaars

President, Content Distribution

Matt Schnaars is President, Content Distribution for NBCUniversal. In this role, Matt is responsible for overseeing distribution and monetization of NBCUniversal’s broadcast stations, cable and regional sports networks, direct-to-consumer apps, and FAST channels to the company’s distribution partners. He has had a critical role in NBCU’s growth over the past decade, including most recently the successful launch of NBCU’s direct-to-consumer service, Peacock. Prior to this role, Schnaars was SVP, Content Distribution, a position he started when he joined NBCUniversal in 2013.

Prior to joining NBCUniversal, Matt served as Vice President, National Accounts in the Disney and ESPN Media Networks division at The Walt Disney Company, where he worked for nine years. There he was responsible for distribution of the Disney and ESPN stable of networks to cable, telecom and technology companies, and played a key role in the successful launch of several national television networks, including ESPN3, ESPNU and the SEC Network. 

Matt holds a MBA with a concentration in Finance from NYU’s Stern School of Business and a BA, Economics from the College of the Holy Cross. Matt is an active participant in several media industry organizations dedicated to mentorship and development. 

Matt is heavily involved in coaching youth baseball, football and basketball in Westchester County (NY), where he lives with his three children.