Alex Slade is Head of Legal, Sport at BT. He joined BT early in 2013 and is part of its multi award winning Media legal team that helped launch the BT Sport channels in August that year. His main focus is the acquisition of sports rights for the channels but the role covers all areas of sports broadcasting and media rights including sponsorship, talent, distribution and production matters. Prior to BT he worked for 6 years in kids TV at Nickelodeon and before that spent a year out competing in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Alex lives with his wife and three daughters in Suffolk.