Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 4

cablefaxmag.com
associate publisher, cablefax group
Michael Grebb
editorial
Embrace Irrelevance...
While never easy, leadership used to be simple: Set a vision, dogmatically steer toward the
long-term goal and ignore the short-term doubters along the way. That was how the greatest
leaders proved the naysayers wrong and achieved greatness through centuries of capitalism.
But here's the thing: The content and media business has become so chaotic that old
notions no longer apply. The best leaders today know they can't predict what the world
will look like in fi ve years. So once dogmatic long-term visions are giving way to more
humble educated guesses, with six-month reality checks built in along the way. Longterm
goals have become more abstract to account for marketplaces that can shift rapidly
underfoot. And those short-term doubters? Modern leaders not only listen to them; they
beg them to poke holes in every metric, every business plan, every assumption. None of
us-no matter what our pedigrees or experience-know everything. And the best leaders
of today understand that the meekest voices in the room are often the smartest.
Of course, there's something else, and it might be tough for the seasoned leaders featured
within these pages to hear. In a world changing this rapidly, industry experience simply
doesn't matter as much as it once did. If you took a sabbatical in Jan 2005 and then returned
this month to rejoin the business, you'd frankly be starting from scratch. Just about nothing
you did prior to 2005 would help you today because you would have left before the Xbox 360,
the PS3, the iPhone, the iPad, Netfl ix, Hulu, Twitter, YouTube and TV Everywhere. You'd be
lost. That's why any senior exec who wants to stay in the game must look forward and never
backwards, lest some 30-year-old colleague gladly arrives as a ready replacement.
Hell, this isn't even really cable anymore. It's just content. Everywhere. All at once. On
every device. All that matters in this environment is how well you ride the crest of every
wave without drowning, using gravity, inertia, wind speed and currents to guide your
company to a ghostly shore that will never materialize. There's no safe haven. No dry
land. Surviving and thriving during the journey is the only option. And modern leaders
like the ones in these pages don't just understand that-they embrace it. And they
welcome the storm. Because only those who accept the chaotic headwinds that threaten
to destroy everything built in past decades will get through the maelstrom and come out
the other side stronger, better, faster and richer.
For our part, devising The Cablefax 100 has become a mission to recognize those leaders
who don't pine over the days when things were more orderly and simple. The Cablefax 100
is for those who embrace the future. Those who can't wait to face challenges and watch
everything they learned for the last several years fade into irrelevance. That's what keeps
true leaders going. It's the discovery. The constant struggle to adapt as the
forest burns around them, fi nding those patches of scorched earth where
new opportunities are about to blossom over newly fertile ground. So here's
to the Cablefax 100. We can't wait to see what you create out of the rubble.
And we're sure it will be better than anything that has come
before. ■
managing editor
Cathy Applefeld Olson
contributors
Paula Hendrickson, Kaylee Hultgren, Amy Maclean,
Michael Maloney, Cathy Applefeld Olson
advertising/business
senior vice president, 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
junior account executive
Olivia Murray
(301) 354.2010, omurray@accessintel.com
marketing
director of marketing, cablefax
Kate Schaeffer, kschaeffer@accessintel.com
(301) 354-2303
assistant marketing manager
Diana Rojas, drojas@accessintel.com
director of market development, cablefax
Laurie Hofmann
(301) 354-1796, lhofmann@accessintel.com
design/production
Yelena Shamis, yshamis@accessintel.com
senior production manager
Joann M. Fato
(301) 354-1681, jfato@accessintel.com
list sales - Worldata (561) 393-8200
Reprint Inquiries for Cablefax: The Magazine,
please contact Wright's Media
877-652-5295, sales@wrightsmedia.com
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
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Offi cer
Ed Pinedo
Exec. Vice President, Human Resources & Administration
Macy L. Fecto
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Offi cer
Rob Paciorek
Senior VP, Customer Acquisition and Retention
Sylvia Sierra
Senior Vice President, Digital Development
Alison Johns
VP, Production, Digital Media & Design
Michael Kraus
Vice President, Financial Planning and Internal Audit
Steve Barber
Vice President/Corporate Controller
Gerald Stasko
sales and editorial offi ces
4 Choke Cherry Road, 2nd Floor
Rockville, MD 20850
(301) 354-2000; Fax (301) 738-8453
40 Wall St, 50th Fl, New York, NY 10005
(212) 621-4900
www.cablefax.com
Cablefax: The Magazine is published five times a year-March, May, July, September and November-by Access Intelligence LLC, 4 Choke Cherry Road, 2nd Floor, Rockville, MD 20850-4024.
© 2015 Access Intelligence LLC. Contents may not be reproduced in any form without written permission. PRINTED IN THE U.S.A.
4
cablefaxmag.com
May 2015
Cablefax: The Magazine
http://www.cablefaxmag.com http://www.cablefax.com http://www.cablefaxmag.com

Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015

Contents
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - Cover1
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - Cover2
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - Contents
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 4
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 5
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 6
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 7
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 8
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 9
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 10
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 11
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 12
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 13
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 14
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 15
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 16
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 17
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 18
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 19
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 20
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 21
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 22
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 23
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 24
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 25
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 26
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 27
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 28
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 29
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 30
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 31
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 32
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 33
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 34
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 35
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 36
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 37
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 38
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 39
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 40
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 41
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 42
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 43
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 44
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 45
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 46
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 47
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 48
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 49
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 50
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 51
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 52
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 53
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 54
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 55
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 56
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 57
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 58
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 59
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 60
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 61
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - 62
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - Cover3
Cablefax The Magazine - May 2015 - Cover4
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFAX/cfx_april-2024
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFAX/cfx_december-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFAX/cablefax-the-magazine-september-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFAX/cablefax-the-magazine-august-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFAX/cablefax-the-magazine-may-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFAX/cablefax-the-magazine-december-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFAX/cablefax-the-magazine-october-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFAX/cablefax-the-magazine-august-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFAX/Cablefax-The-Magazine-July-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/accessintelligence/CableFAX/cablefax-the-magazine-may-2022
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