Sarah Bergman is Senior Vice President of Distribution Business & Legal Affairs at Home Box Office. Sarah is responsible for negotiation of multi-year distribution deals for the HBO and Cinemax networks with leading cable, satellite, telecom and digital distributors across all platforms, including linear, video on demand, broadband and over-the-top platforms. Sarah played a key role in the expansion of HBO’s digital distribution, negotiating agreements for the launch of HBO NOW in 2015, as well as HBO’s recent expansion into digital OTT subscription services. Sarah’s team also advises stakeholders across HBO’s Distribution business on administration of distribution agreements and related legal matters. Sarah joined HBO in 2012.
Prior to HBO, Sarah spent eight years at PepsiCo, where she focused on strategic transactions, securities laws and corporate governance. She also worked in PepsiCo’s North American Beverage operating division, where she was responsible for commercial legal matters, including distribution agreements and marketing. Prior to PepsiCo, Sarah was an associate in the M&A practice of the law firm Morgan Lewis in New York.
Sarah holds a Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Sarah resides in New York City with her husband and two children.