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IN THIS ISSUE
4 EDITOR'S NOTE
What was once
impossible gets
accomplished. And
it's all about belief.
6 THE 100
We once again salute
the top of the top, the
best of the best, the
baddest of the bad,
the... well, you get it.
The few, the proud... the Masters of the Universe. Every year, we
elevate a select few above the 100 and beyond the reach of mortal
moguls. These media titans are truly... " Above It All. "
CHASE CAREY [NEWS CORP]
As Rupert's right hand guy, Carey has
taken on an even bigger role in the last
year. And he still rocks the 'stash.
JOHN CHAMBERS [CISCO]
He's built Cisco into a telecom equipment
behemoth. Now everyone wants to know
who will succeed him. He's not done yet.
PHILIPPE DAUMAN [VIACOM]
Dauman's stinging from a nasty carriage
fight with DirecTV over the summer and a
ratings slump. But 2013 is a new year.
CHARLES AND JAMES
DOLAN [CABLEVISION]
Sure, Cablevision's in transition with the
departure of Tom Rutledge and other execs
this year. But never count the Dolans out.
28 THE REGIONALS
The field has become
cable's top testing
ground for the most
cutting edge products
and services. Come
meet the incredible
execs who make it
happen every day.
CHARLES ERGEN
[DISH/ECHOSTAR]
Whether he's calling out expensive content or
launching controversial tech like the Hopper,
Ergen's antics are always worth watching.
RANDY FALCO [UNIVISION]
Falco's power continues to grow with the
influence of Hispanic viewers, who by the
way just helped re-elect a president.
JOHN HENDRICKS [DISCOVERY]
The man. The legend. And with Curiosity,
the founder of this now global enterprise
can still bring it on the creative side.
A NOTE TO
READERS...
Because of space constraints,
in most cases we couldn't
include full Q&As within the
pages of this magazine.
Additional Q&A material will
be available at cablefax.com
CableFAX: The Magazine
BOB IGER [DISNEY]
Last year we asked who would succeed
this savvy media strategist. We still don't
know. But Disney's never been better.
JOHN COX KENNEDY [COX]
The Cox Enterprises chairman oversees
cable's 3rd largest MSO and plenty of
other media assets.
GREG MAFFEI [LIBERTY MEDIA]
He's brash, brilliant and ultimately John
Malone's right-hand man. Will he figure out
a way to make a boatload selling Starz? Yep.
December 2012
JOHN MALONE [LIBERTY MEDIA]
Malone has his hands in so many cable and
media properties that we can't list them
here. He's a legend. Let's leave it at that.
LES MOONVES
[SHOWTIME, CBS SPORTS]
With a No. 1 broadcast network that seemingly
no one can topple and an increasingly
powerful premium net in Showtime,
Moonves continues to impress.
RUPERT MURDOCH
[NEWS CORP/FOX NETWORKS]
Yes, the phone hacking scandal too will
pass. And Fox Networks' cable assets
remain the crown jewel in Murdoch's
global empire.
BRIAN ROBERTS [COMCAST]
Now that the Comcast-NBCU merger has
settled into a groove, the Street expects big
things from this humble giant. He's done it
before. He'll do it again.
LOWELL MCADAM [VERIZON]
Chairman/CEO McAdam stepped up when
Ivan Seidenberg stepped aside last year-
and Verizon FiOS continues to be a fierce
cable competitor.
RANDALL STEPHENSON
[AT&T]
Anyone who thought AT&T was winding
down its cable overbuilds doesn't know
Stephenson, who has since launched
Project Velocity to add 8.5 million U-verse
homes passed.
MICHAEL WHITE [DIRECTV]
Cable competitors may have taken some
secret pleasure in DirecTV holding its
ground against Viacom, but White's a
tough competitor. And Sunday Ticket's still
a thorn in cable's side.
OPRAH WINFREY [OWN]
She's a media legend, and now that she
has taken the reins of OWN as CEO/Chief
Creative Officer, guess what? The net's
starting to perform. Stay tuned.
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