Michael Cyran

As Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Programming, Michael Cyran oversees the Legal Programming team, managing complex agreements with key content providers.


Since joining DISH, Michael has been an integral part of the Legal Programming team for DISH TV and Sling TV. He’s managed many negotiations to license video content from the largest media companies, including Disney, Warner Bros. Discovery, NBC, Paramount Global, Fox, local broadcasters covering every market in the United States, and all major U.S. sports leagues.


Before DISH, he held leadership roles at WideOpenWest and Sonifi Solutions, where he was responsible for licensing and other commercial arrangements with large, strategic clients. Michael's career began in Silicon Valley, where he was an associate at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison and represented emerging growth technology companies and their investors.


Michael earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Boston College, where he graduated magna cum laude. He also obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of Law, where he also graduated with honors. Michael lives in Littleton, Colo. with his wife, Michele. They have two children, Lily and Henry. In his free time Michael enjoys skiing and golf.