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Neil Hunt
CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER
NETFLIX
Time fl ies when you're innovating.
Hunt has been with Netfl ix since 1999
and as the company continues to
disrupt the industry, he ensures the
service fl ows as smoothly as possible. It's no easy
task. For one, Hunt oversees most of the company's
employees. For another, as Netfl ix extends its reach
around the globe, he's the key decision maker navigating
a web of unique circumstances along the way.
Expanding algorithms, the Netfl ix app and the company's
continued original content push will remain key
business priorities in the coming year.
Marcien Jenckes
EVP, CONSUMER SERVICES
COMCAST CABLE
Comcast last summer realigned its
tech executive ranks, signaling an
even stronger move toward mobile
communications. This is good news
for Jenckes, who added oversight of ad tech operations,
including the company's investments in companies
including Visible World and Freewheel, among his
other responsibilities. He oversees Comcast's residential
lines of business-which include Xfi nity Video, Xfi nity
Internet, Xfi nity Home and Xfi nity Voice-and has led
the rollout of increased gigabit speeds, accelerated the
distribution of Xfi nity X1 and created customized video
services including Xfi nity on Campus.
Ron Lamprecht
EVP, BUSINESS
DEVELOPMENT & DIGITAL
DISTRIBUTION
NBCUNIVERSAL
In an increasingly mobile landscape,
Lamprecht focuses on driving mobilefi
rst business development across NBCU's networks,
franchises and talent. Among recent bragging rights,
he struck a portfolio deal with Snapchat, with NBCU
creating both additional and show format content for
the platform including a spinoff of " The Voice " and
" The Rundown, " a weekly series that runs for 48 hours
straight. He's also developed partnerships with Sony,
AOL, Spotify, YouTube and others, and manages
NBCU's relationship with other digital distributors including
Apple, Hulu and Facebook. Lamprecht says the
set-top box is not dead, " but you need to have the best
box and experience or you will lose the consumer. "
Cablefax: The Magazine
March 2017
Lori LeBas
SVP, AFFILIATE PARTNERSHIP
DEVELOPMENT &
OPERATIONS
DISNEY & ESPN MEDIA NETWORKS
An integral player in the Disney ecosystem,
LeBas leads engagement with
departments across the company and with distribution
partners on product integration and existing service
expansion. Her focus on expanding solutions to
showcase Disney content has yielded some successful
out-of-the-box results, including the carriage last
summer of ABC's " OJ: Made in America " doc on the
WatchESPN app. Standardization to measure crossplatform
consumption to create an aggregated rating
is what the industry needs to focus on, LeBas says.
" Billions of minutes are being consumed there each
month, and content creators aren't getting credit for
that viewing. "
Andy LeCuyer
VP, PROGRAMMING
DISH
LeCuyer says his top priority is " fi nding
creative ways to give DISH content
fl exibility across both our satellite
and OTT platforms to meet changing
consumer expectations. " He has done just that. Over
the past year, LeCuyer's team worked on every TV
service within the DISH family including DishLATINO,
the company's Spanish-language service, and the live
OTT service Sling TV. LeCuyer is the visionary: He is
able to see the future of pay-TV and structure creative
programming deals that allow DISH to innovate for
consumers in the future.
Karen Leever
EVP/GM, DIGITAL MEDIA
DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS
A year-and-a-half into her career at
Discovery, Leever has led initiatives
including the launch of nine Discovery
GO apps, the expansion of its
TV Everywhere portfolio via new deals with Roku and
Apple TV, the formation of Group Nine Media, the
expansion of Discovery VR and a series of deals that
enabled Discovery's content to continually reach viewers
on more screens than ever before. Leever says data
shows Discovery Go customers are watching content
on mobile for as long as an hour. " Viewers are watching
what they want, regardless of where they are and what
screen size. It's the content that matters. "
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