An interview with Alex Slade, Head of Legal, Sport at BT - Episode 46
Published 07 June 2017 | Authored by: Sean Cottrell Alex Slade
In this podcast, Alex Slade, Head of Legal, Sport at BT, talks about his career trajectory and joining BT Sport prior to its launch in 2013. Alex specifically discusses how he became a lawyer within the sports & media sector, the importance of having passion for the industry one aims to work in, and gives advice for an aspiring media lawyer in the sports sector. Alex also provides unique insight into trends in sports media rights.
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About the Author
Sean is the founder and CEO of LawInSport. Founded in 2010, LawInSport has become the "go to sports law website" for sports lawyers and sports executives across the world.
Alex Slade is VP Legal, EMEA at Aser Media, the owner of the Eleven Sports Network. Alex covers all areas of the business but his primary focus is the Eleven Sports channels and offerings in EMEA and the US. That work encompasses rights acquisition, licensing, distribution and carriage of sports rights for the Eleven Sports Network.
In addition, he is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of the British Judo Association.
Prior to Eleven Sports he worked for BT Sport as Head of Legal, Sport having joined just before the launch of the channels and before that for he worked in kids TV at Nickelodeon. Outside interests include cycling and sailing - Alex spent a year out competing in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race in 2005-06. Alex lives with his wife and three daughters in Suffolk.