Dan Hartman is currently a media consultant at Hartman Media. He was previously the SVP of Programming at DIRECTV, where he was responsible for program acquisition activities with respect to general entertainment and premium cable networks, as well as high definition and video-on-demand programming. He also oversaw DIRECTV’s sports programming negotiations and was responsible for the strategy and negotiations with respect to local broadcast station groups. He was the senior counsel at Fox Broadcasting Company from 1995 to 1998 and served as the lead attorney for all sports-related areas and also negotiated and drafted documentation relating to sports rights acquisitions for the network. Dan graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Communications/Business, Communication and Media Studies and later obtained his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School.