Bob Wilson

Title: SVP, Programming, Cox
Age: 56
Education: BS, Lehigh; MBA, GA State
Social Media Quotient: 7

Why Him? Wilson has Cox’s cylinders firing with an impressive breadth of HD nets, city-specific RSNs and a sharp focus on VOD. The latter thrust includes MyPrimetime On Demand, a widely-available service that gives subs access to current TV shows at the push of a button. Earlier this year Turner trialed some of its content on the platform and found VOD ad exposure could be measured. In addition, it spurred a 10% jump in viewing.

Local Love: Cox’s commitment to localism and public affairs is deservedly documented. Perhaps there’s no better example than its RSNs in San Diego and New Orleans. The MSO used the latter to help Crescent City citizenry move on from Hurricane Katrina through in-depth coverage of the beloved Saints football team.

The Year Ahead:

Wilson’s firm understanding of Cox’s customer base’s programming desires perhaps is second to none. We expect that to continue.

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Nominations are due July 16 for Cablefax: The Magazine’s annual Diversity List issue. In addition to recognizing the top multi-ethinic execs in the industry, Cablefax will honor a D&I Mentor of the Year, LGBTQ+ Executives of the Year along with Thrivers Under 30. Enter today at CablefaxDiversity.com. — Missed Cablefax’s virtual FAXIES celebration last week […]

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