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29. A CABLE CARROLL
Ed Carroll
Title: COO, AMC Networks
Years in Cable: 28
Education: SUNY New Paltz
Carroll is a cable TV powerhouse
and the force behind
some of cable's most-talked about shows. In addition
to leading AMC, BBC America, IFC, SundanceTV
30. OPTIMUM FIREPOWER
Tom Montemagno
Title: EVP, Programming, Cablevison
Years in Cable: 27
Education: St. John's University
One Word that Best Describes Me: Genuine
Lisa Rosenblum
Title: EVP, Government and Public Affairs,
Cablevision
Years in Cable: 20
Education: JD, the Connecticut School of Law;
BA, cum laude, Yale University
Robert Sullivan
Title: EVP, Sales & Marketing, Cablevision
Years in Cable: 34
Education: BA, Wesleyan University
One Word that Best Describes Me: True
Ben Tatta
Title: President, Cablevision Media Sales
Years in Cable: 15+ years
Education: BA, Economics, Villanova University
One Word that Best Describes Me: Passionate
Montemagno's negotiating achievements in the
last year include groundbreaking partnerships
with HBO NOW, Hulu, CBS All Access and Showtime-as
well as new, cheaper packages for
those wanting more flexibility. As the company's
sales, marketing and branding lead, Sullivan
employs competitive sales tactics and focuses
on communicating value to consumers in order
to drive customer retention. Rosenblum has been
busy in the last year supporting the company's
corporate initiatives, including working with local
municipalities and franchise partners to support
broad deployment of WiFi hotspots, preventing
deployment of disruptive LTE-U technology
by cellular carriers and advocating for lower
programming costs. And on the advertising front,
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Tatta is working hard on an audience-based
approach to television advertising, including addressable
TV solutions and deep data insights.
Tom Montemagno
The biggest innovation in cable over the
last year: Cablevision's census-level viewership
analytics portfolio and programmatic capabilities
What does the future look like for skinny
bundles and flexible packaging? There is a
market demand for this and it needs to happen;
programmers need to cooperate with distributors
to facilitate this in a meaningful way
Last show I watched not on my network(s):
" House of Cards "
Favorite charity I work with: Lustgarten Foundation
for Pancreatic Cancer Research
My cable industry mentor and why: Mac
Budill - during our 20 year partnership, Mac
taught me a ton about negotiating and gave me
extraordinary opportunities for career development
I watch the majority of programming on this
device: 65 " TV
Lisa Rosenblum
Favorite charity event I work with: I am
engaged with and supportive of Citymeals on
Wheels, which is a wonderful organization that
delivers hot meals to seniors who have difficulty
going out and managing the purchase and
preparation of food.
What does the future look like for skinny
bundles and flexible packaging? With
competition evolving and the presence of
over-the-top alternatives, the transition to more
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flexible program packages and skinnier bundles
is underway. The challenge will be to navigate
the legacy statutory and regulatory frameworks
to be able to achieve the goal of better serving
our customers.
My first job: I started teaching tennis in the
summers to support winter school expenses and
worked as the tennis pro at a small club in Connecticut
throughout college.
Robert Sullivan
Favorite charity I work with: Equine
Rescue-rehab for abused former racehorses
My cable industry mentor and why: James
Dolan. He saw things in me that I didn't see
in myself and gave me a great career and a
wonderful life.
Hoverboard, driverless car or drone: Sailboat
My personal theme song is: " One Particular
Harbour, " Jimmy Buffet.
Favorite vacation spot: Montauk, NY.
Ben Tatta
The biggest innovation in cable over the last
year: Utilizing set-top box data for more granular
audience measurement and advanced analytics
My first job: Soccer coach at summer camp /
First job out of college: Advertising sales at ABC
If this election year was a reality TV series,
it would be called... " The Gong Show "
Best way to spend a Saturday night: Playing
with my 3-year-old twins
My cable industry mentor and why: Kristin
Dolan... one of the smartest, most creative minds
in the industry. ■
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and WE tv, he spearheads the growing AMC Nets
International division. He was instrumental in the
simultaneous worldwide rollout of " The Walking
Dead " companion series " Fear the Walking Dead "
in over 125 countries. 2015 was another landmark
year for the witty exec, who oversaw the expansion
of AMC Studios, which cranks out content including
" The Walking Dead, " " TURN: Washington's Spies, "
" Halt and Catch Fire, " " Rectify, " " Fear the Walking
Dead, " " Into the Badlands " and " Hap and Leonard. "
The biggest innovation in cable over the
last year: The DVR
If this election year was a reality TV series
it would be called: " Flip your property and
move to Canada "
What was the last costume that you wore
and why? Batman (Because " I'm Batman. " )
I watch the majority of programming on
this device: TV
Favorite Podcast: " WTF " with Marc Maron ■
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