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86. OWN-ING IT
Erik Logan
President
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
Years in Cable: 7
Education: High school graduate
In his second year as the sole president of primetime cable's No. 1
network for African-American women, Logan has helped deliver OWN's
best first quarter in four years in its key W25-54 demo. He also oversees
the digital side with Oprah.com, the Watch OWN app and the " Bold
Moves " mobile game. Logan has deals in place for new scripted content
from Will Packer and Oscar winner Tarell Alvin McCraney, and the new
show " Love Is__ " will soon join the network's popular " Queen Sugar "
and " Greenleaf. "
Favorite restaurant: Pancho's in Manhattan Beach.
Best advice your mom or dad ever gave you? The best advice my
mom or dad ever gave me was to just use common sense.
Your social media platform of
choice? Instagram
What's the first thing you read
in the morning? Apple News.
What does the future look
like for skinny bundles and
flexible packaging? The consumer
demand for flexibility is at
an all-time high, and networks
and companies are going to be
finding new and innovative ways
to work with distributors to meet
the needs of where the market
is today.
Last show I binged not
on my network:
" Lost in Space "
Favorite Podcast: " The BS
Report with Bill Simmons " ■
87. SPEEDING TO THE TOP
Karen Leever
EVP & GM
Discovery Digital Media US
Years in Cable: 23
Education: Bachelor's Degree, Lehigh University
Bob Scanlon
President
Velocity & Motor Trend Group Video Content
Years in Cable: 40
Education: Ithaca College
Leever's instincts in forming an Original Content and Social team dedicated
to creating original, digital-first content for TVE GO apps and platforms
like Snapchat and Facebook Watch have paid off, suggesting that
Discovery's content resonates with younger viewers and new audiences.
The company's Go apps-which also mitigate pay-TV erosion-were
among its biggest revenue generators last year. All puns aside, Scanlon
steered Velocity to its most watched year ever in primetime and drove the
network to close out 2017 with its 21st consecutive quarter of year-overyear
primetime and total day growth among A18+. Focused on expanding
the global reach of Discovery's automotive brands, Scanlon sealed a joint
venture deal with The Enthusiast Network to create the largest automotive
content offering company in the world, which gives Discovery its first
direct-to-consumer platform. When the rebrand to Motor Trend Network
debuts in the fall, he'll be in the pole position.
Karen Leever
Favorite restaurant: The Lobster Club
Favorite short-form content? " Training Spaces " , a companion series to
the new season of " Trading Spaces " produced exclusively for TLC GO.
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What's the first thing you read in the morning? Apple News
Favorite podcast: " Super Soul Sunday "
Bob Scanlon
Best advice your mom or dad ever gave you? Dad - " Treat every
adult you meet as though you will someday be interviewing with them for
a job. "
If I ever get elected President, my first executive order will be...
To outlaw driverless cars.
What product could you not live without? My car, a 2017 Mustang
Shelby GT 350-R.
What's the first thing you read in the morning? Annapolis Capital Gazette ■
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