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Above it all
Combine the intrigue of " Game of Thrones " with the net worth of a small country, and you get this annual list of power players who rise above the Cablefax 100.
Some oversee vast media empires. Others simply control assets that surpass cable. But all of them scare us. Because, you know... they're totally powerful.
Chase Carey (21ST CENTURY FOX)
Rupert's right-hand man upped his contract in
June, but it's only until next year-and he has
the right to leave as early as December. We'll see
whether this valued exec rides off into another
pasture or sticks it out.
John Chambers (CISCO)
He's the CEO who just keeps on ticking, with two
decades under his belt running perhaps the most important
vendor to the cable industry. And with the NDS
acquisition now paying dividends within its Videoscape
product wooing the likes of Cox and Charter, we're
guessing he's not done.
Philippe Dauman (VIACOM)
It's no secret that Viacom faces many challenges,
including the fallout from a $785 million writedown
this year as part of a major restructuring. But Dauman
knows the business. He's sitting on some of the most
coveted TV brands. And he's charging ahead.
Charles & James Dolan (CABLEVISION)
Just another year for this family duo as this innovative
company continues to shake up the business, most
recently with its launch of the WiFi-only phone FreeWheel.
Restructurings come and go. But these two keep on making
waves that push the industry forward.
Charles Ergen (DISH/ECHOSTAR)
We never get sick of this homespun CEO whose " aw
shucks " demeanor fits perfectly with his business savvy
and willingness to take big swings. Whether it's the Hopper
or more recently the bold move to launch OTT service
Sling TV, Ergen just keeps making news. And we love it.
Randy Falco (UNIVISION)
Whether Univision is going after millennials with Flama
or pushing forward with its ABC News jv Fusion, Falco's
vision helps make this Hispanic-focused powerhouse
brand resonate across demographics, age groups and
genders. Univision has become a massive trendsetter,
and Falco's the guy who makes it happen.
James Cox Kennedy (COX)
Cable may be only a small part of Cox Enterprises' vast
holdings, but this family scion knows where the future
lies-and it's all about those multiple screens feeding off
the broadband pipe. Good thing Pat Esser is still there to
coax this important part of the Cox empire.
John Hendricks (DISCOVERY
COMMUNICATIONS/CURIOSITYSTREAM)
What's next for the founder and former chair of Discovery
Communications? A long vacation, perhaps? Nope.
Hendricks almost immediately launched CuriosityStream,
an online streaming service for factual entertainment. Some
people just don't know when to quit. And that's a good thing.
Bob Iger (DISNEY)
The Mouse just keeps pulling him back in... Iger
recently agreed to extend his contract until June 2018,
delaying his planned retirement by two years as Thomas
Staggs, who was just named COO, becomes heir apparent.
That is, unless this Mousetrap never lets Iger leave.
MOVERS.
MINDY GROSSMAN
CEO, HSNi
JUDY SCHMELING
COO & CFO, HSNi
SHAKERS.
TOTAL INNOVATORS
BILL BRAND
PRESIDENT, HSN & CMO, HSNi
PETER RUBEN
EVP OF AFFILIATE RELATIONS, HSN
HSN Congratulates This Year's Top 100 Power Players
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