Our Team

Our Team

Doug Jost
Founder, CEO

Before co-founding Bright TV, Doug was a founder of MAVTV, a linear network launched in 2004. At MAVTV Doug lead the multi-platform distribution for the network which secured distribution with 7 of the top 10 largest cable, satellite, and telco operators before selling the network to Lucas Oil in 2011. Prior to starting MAVTV, Doug served as General Manager of the South Central Region for Showtime Networks. He has launched 9 national networks in his 23 year television career.

Patrick Jacobs
Founder, President

Patrick is a television industry veteran of 15 years. Prior to co-founding Bright TV, Patrick launched 4 national cable networks, most recently serving as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for MAVTV. Patrick was an Account Director at Showtime Networks before leaving to join the executive team at MAVTV.

Rob Stevens
Programming

Rob was a founder of MAVTV and ran programming for the national cable network for over ten years. In this capacity he programmed thousands of hours of content, on both a linear and VOD basis, across multiple platforms. He has executive produced hundreds of hours of original cable content across his 25 year television career.

Mark Ferra
Distribution

Mark's 30 years of television experience includes a long and accomplished career at Showtime Networks, where he served as Vice President in their distribution and sales group. He's launched ten networks in his career, which includes positions he held at Time Warner Cable.

Norry Niven
Lead Creative

Norry's deep experience in the kids space includes directing hundreds of commercials for children's brands and major networks. He is an Emmy, Addy and Telly award-winning director. Norry has been part of numerous development projects for kids content over his long career.