Vice President, Programming
David Scott is the vice president, programming, Tennis Channel the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and passionate tennis lifestyle.
In 2006 Scott joined Tennis Channel as director of acquisitions and program planning, and was promoted to executive director in this role in 2007. As vice president of programming he oversees long-term programming strategy, promo and program scheduling, telecast rights negotiation, acquisitions and traffic. Scott’s efforts in 2008 have introduced Tennis Channel viewers to classic matches with all-time fan favorites and documentaries from such widespread tennis stories as a Ugandan tennis player chasing his pro-tennis dream in America to up-and-coming tennis players as they follow the junior circuit. This is in addition to licensing top-flight tennis content first seen on other networks, such as HBO’s Billie Jean King: Portrait of a Champion, VERSUS’ Martina Navratilova: Soul of a Champion, and A&E Biography pieces on Hall of Famers Chris Evert, Arthur Ashe and John McEnroe.
Scott came to the network from Comcast’s G4 Network in Los Angeles, where he was senior manager, program planning. Before this he spent several years as a strategic program planner at ESPN in Cheshire, Conn., and saw to the scheduling of all original entertainment programs on the network. He has also held various positions at Fox Sports Net in Houston and Los Angeles.