Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 4

cablefaxmag.com
publisher, cablefax
Michael Grebb
(323) 380-6263, mgrebb@accessintel.com
editorial
editorial director, cablefax
Amy Maclean
(301) 354-1760, amaclean@accessintel.com
CABLE SURVIVOR
Hundreds of executives forced to abandon ship and carve out a new existence. They must
learn to adapt or they're voted off.
Ay ay oh ee oh ee oh ee ah ah ay ay oh ee oh ee.
If that doesn't ring a conch shell, then you obviously haven't watched as many episodes of
" Survivor " as me. But don't worry. There are 319 available on Hulu to get you caught up,
proving my point that we're in very different waters than fi ve or even three years ago. The
ship that so many execs in the industry have sailed for years has capsized.
Rules about video are being rewritten faster than Jeff Probst can say " I'll go tally the votes. "
Traditional MVPDs now have virtual MVPDs to battle for immunity. Linear networks have to
contend with digital forces and the pressure of a shrinking bundle. Addressable advertising
and advancements in measurement are changing the currency. Then there's the technology
gales bringing forth DOCSIS 3.1, 5G, artifi cial intelligence, ultra high-defi nition, the Internet
of Things and the capacity to do so much more than ever before.
Throw in retransmission consent, wireless plays, regulatory battles and demanding
consumers, and we're looking at something way tougher than any old deserted island CBS
could conjure up. Say hello to your Cablefax 100. These are the men and women staking
their claims on what the future is for this industry. They make bold moves-whether it's
buying up digital properties, nixing a 65-year-old trade show, moving a linear network to
digital, investing big bucks in gigabit speeds, and so on. They're the reason you won't see
cable or whatever we're calling it these days marooned. Not everything's going to work the
fi rst time. But like with the castaways on our reality TV escapism, if they keep rubbing those
sticks together long enough, they'll get a spark.
Unfortunately, I haven't been unable to convince Mark Burnett to cast the industry's power
players in his next reality outing. But we're offering the next best thing with our annual ranking
of who's who in the industry. Between these pages you'll fi nd out why we feel they are
deserving and how they are plotting the industry's course.
And yes, there's also the fun stuff-like what TV family their own families
most resemble and how they choose to celebrate (or ignore) their birthdays
each year. Some even ventured a guess at what @realdonaldtrump would
tweet about them. I can't speak for the president, but in our book they're
winning. Bigly.
managing editor
Cathy Applefeld Olson
contributors
Dade Hayes, Paula Hendrickson, Michael Maloney
advertising/business
svp, media communications group
Diane Schwartz
(212) 621-4964, dschwartz@accessintel.com
director of business development
Rich Hauptner
(203) 899-8460 ext 2101, rhauptner@accessintel.com
account executive
Olivia Murray
(301) 354-2010, omurray@accessintel.com
marketing
vp marketing
Amy Jefferies
(301) 354-1699
ajefferies@accessintel.com
marketing manager
Alex Virden
(301) 354-1619, avirden@accessintel.com
design/production
Ta'Jon Sydnor, tsydnor@accessintel.com
senior production manager
Joann M. Fato, jfato@accessintel.com
List sales - MeritDirect, 914-368-1090
(dzaborski@meritdirect.com)
Reprint Inquiries for Cablefax: The Magazine,
please contact: Client Services
clientservices@accessintel.com or 800-777-5006
For additional copies, please contact:
clientservices@accessintel.com or 800-777-5006
ACCESS INTELLIGENCE, LLC
President & CEO
Donald A. Pazour
Chief Operating Offi cer
Heather Farley
EVP & CFO
Ed Pinedo
EVP, Human Resources & Administration
Macy L. Fecto
SVP, CIO
Rob Paciorek
SVP, Digital Development
Alison Johns
VP, Production, Digital Media & Design
Michael Kraus
VP, Financial Planning and Internal Audit
Steve Barber
VP, Corporate Controller
Gerald Stasko
sales and editorial offi ces
9211 Corporate Blvd., 4th Floor
Rockville, MD 20850
(301) 354-2000; Fax (301) 738-8453
40 Wall Street, 50th Floor, New York, NY 10005
(212) 621-4900
www.cablefax.com
Cablefax: The Magazine is published five times a year-March, April, June, September and November-by Access Intelligence LLC, 9211 Corporate Blvd., 4th Floor, Rockville, MD 20850-4024.
© 2017 Access Intelligence LLC. Contents may not be reproduced in any form without written permission. PRINTED IN THE U.S.A.
4
cablefaxmag.com
April 2017
Cablefax: The Magazine
http://www.cablefaxmag.com http://www.cablefax.com http://www.cablefaxmag.com

Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017

Contents
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - Cover1
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - Cover2
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - Contents
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 4
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 5
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 6
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 7
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 8
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 9
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 10
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 11
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 12
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 13
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 14
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 15
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 16
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 17
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 18
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 19
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 20
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 21
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 22
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 23
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 24
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 25
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 26
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 27
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 28
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 29
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 30
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 31
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 32
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 33
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 34
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 35
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 36
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 37
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 38
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 39
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 40
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 41
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 42
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 43
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 44
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 45
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 46
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 47
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 48
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 49
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 50
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 51
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 52
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 53
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 54
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 55
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 56
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 57
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 58
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 59
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 60
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 61
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 62
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 63
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 64
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 65
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - 66
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - Cover3
Cablefax The Magazine - April 2017 - Cover4
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFAX/cablefax-the-magazine-december-2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFAX/cablefax-october-2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFAX/cablefax-september-2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFAX/cablefax-august-2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-december-2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-september-2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFAX/cablefax-july-2020_b
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-july-2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-april-2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-november-2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-september-2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-july-2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-june-2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-april-2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-november-2018
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-october-2018
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-july-2018
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-june-2018
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-november-2017
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-september-2017
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-july-2017
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-april-2017
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-march-2017
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-november-2016
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-october-2016
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-september-2016
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-july-2016
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-may-2016
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-march-2016
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-november-2015
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-september-2015
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-july-2015
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-may-2015
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-march-2015
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-november-2014
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-september-2014
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-july-2014
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-april-2014
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-november-2013
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-october-2013
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-july-2013
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFAX/cablefax-june-2013
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-december-2012
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-november-2012
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-september-2012
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-july-2012
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-december-2011
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-november-2011
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-october-2011
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-july-2011
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-december-2010
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-november-2010
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-september-2010
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-july-2010
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFax/cablefax-may-2010
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com