Title: VP, Content Strategy and Acquisition, Verizon Years in Cable: 13 Education: BA, Harvard; JD, Georgetown Best Advice: Whisper criticism; shout praise.
Title: President, Content and Ad Sales, AT&T
Number of Years in Cable: 9
Education: BBA, Mgt Information Systems, University of Oklahoma; Masters in Business Management, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University
Best Advice: Do what you love.
Why Them? Last summer, Weber stepped into his role at AT&T and quickly got to work, negotiating dozens of programming deals for U-verse. Authentication has figured prominently in all deal talk, with Uverse.com’s content library growing to more than 300,000 titles. Denson, his counterpart at Verizon, has been just as busy, inking deals with NBCU, AMC and others. Key initiatives have included beefing up the FiOS TV Online offering, including the addition of NFL Network and NFL RedZone in December. Together, these two are providing the content and personalization their customers want, and keeping cable on its toes.
Apple or Samsung? Samsung
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Rolling Stones
The one thing I would do differently if I could go back to school… perform in the school play.
On a Saturday afternoon, you can find me… herding kids.
Music or Film Festival? Film Festival
The other subject I wish I’d picked for my college major: Music
Favorite Decade: ’80s
The best piece of business advice I’ve gotten this year: “Why walk when you can skip?” – from Ailey, my 3 year-old.
Beatles or The Rolling Stones? The Stones
On a Saturday afternoon, you can find me… but only if you try really hard
My new year’s resolution for 2014 will be… to lose the 15 lbs. I promised to lose in 2013
Appetizer or dessert? Yes
The movie that should never be remade? To Sir with Love
I watch the majority of programming on this device: Television. They make them really big now…
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