Mark Hollinger

Title: President/CEO, Discovery Networks International

Years in Cable: 20

Education: BA, Colgate University; JD, Yale

Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: The Golden Rule really is golden.

Why Him? 20-year cable vet Hollinger’s watch encompasses Discovery’s fast-growing global multichannel sector, reaching 210-plus countries/territories. International revenue rose 20% in 2011 with double-digit growth across advertising and affiliate revenue. A second strategy to complement Discovery Channel is driving TLC’s rollout across Europe, Africa and the Asia Pacific region. The channel was on track by year-end 2011 to exceed Hollinger’s goal of reaching 75 markets and 100 million households, making it the most widely distributed female-targeted entertainment and lifestyle brand in pay-TV.

One thing I tell my kids about success in life: Work hard, always do the right thing and success will come.
My best technique for deterring time-wasting office visits from co-workers: “I need to call David.” (Zaslav, that is)
Top 3 selections on my iPod: The Rolling Stones and anybody else still alive from the ‘60s.
Favorite sports team: Spending so much time in London these days, it’s Arsenal.
Favorite vacation spot: a tie between Cape Cod and Tuscany
If I could only have authenticated online access to 5 cable networks (not affiliated with my company), they would be: HBO, AMC, CNN, ESPN, FOX Soccer
If I invented my own app it would: warn me about all the travel problems that might screw up a trip.

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