Matthew Cacciato (AmericanEDtv founder) is Senior Vice President of Affiliate Sales for the YES Network (www.yesnetwork.com). He has held the position since 2004. Matt’s responsibilities include directing network distribution and affiliate relations for YES, the most-watched Regional Sports Television Network in the country for the past six years. He has also spearheaded the distribution efforts for YES’ national feed to cable operators throughout the country.
Prior to joining the YES Network, Matt was Senior Vice President of Affiliate Sales and Marketing for Turner Media Group/The Networks Group, where he oversaw distribution and marketing for such channels as The Men's Channel and Healthy Living Channel. He has also earlier served as the Western Region Vice President of Affiliate Sales and Marketing at FOX Cable Networks. In this role, he was responsible for distribution and affiliate relations and marketing for national networks such as FX, FOX Movie Channel, National Geographic Channel, Speed Channel and FOX Sports World, as well as FOX’ Regional Sports Networks.
Additionally, Matt has worked as ESPN's Director of Affiliate Sales and Marketing for both Northeastern and Western Regions, where he was responsible for ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS and ESPN Classic. He began his cable television career as an Affiliate Relations Manager for SportsChannel New York (now MSG+). A graduate of Syracuse University with a B.S. in Communications, Matt also holds a Master's Degree in Sports Marketing from Ohio State University.