Mike Biard
Title: EVP, Distribution, Fox Networks
Number of Years in Cable: ~14
Education: BA, Biology-Psychology, Columbia; JD, Loyola
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Work hard, play hard, sleep well.

Why Him? Here’s something you might not know: Biard’s a lifelong motorcycle enthusiast and professionally licensed racer, so it makes sense that he works closely with management at Speed on its broad slate of motorcycle racing. Of course, that’s not all. Over the past year, Biard played a key role in the business strategy for Fox’s carriage renewals with Comcast. He also oversees distribution of FN’s 40 linear and nonlinear domestic programming services. Content distribution deals have never been more complicated, but count on Biard to stay on the right course as he factors in digital rights across both existing platforms and ones that do not exist.

Beatles or The Rolling Stones? Beatles.

The one thing I’d do differently if I could go back to high school: Realize it was just high school…

On a Saturday afternoon, you can find me… outdoors. On my bike, on a mountain or at a ball field with my kids.

This is the hobby I’ve been itching to try, but haven’t found time: Fly fishing —this is the year!

The other subject I wish I’d picked for my college major: History.

The movie that should never be remade? Apocalypse Now

If I could tell my 21-year-old self something today, it would be… read everything you can. ?

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