CableFAX: 68. Hi-Fi Syfy: Dave Howe
Title: President, Syfy
Education: Reading University, UK
Social Media Quotient: 7
Why Him? OK, we’ll admit initially to scratching our heads over the rebrand of Sci Fi to Syfy. But it’s worked, with original Warehouse 13 in the record books as the most successful series in the net’s 17-year history. The July name change and Howe’s focus on re-defining the science fiction genre (witness December’s Alice miniseries) seem beyond reproach now.
Syfy World: International expansion is growing. Syfy is expected to be available in 50+ countries by Dec ’10.
The Year Ahead:
We have high hopes for Battlestar Galactica prequel Caprica.
Favorite Food: Spaghetti bolognese
Favorite Restaurant: Cookshop
Drink of Choice: Gin and Tonic
Prediction for Cable in ’10: Phoenix rising from the ashes.
When I Need to Recharge, I…: Play the piano.
Last Book Read: Dreaming Void by Peter Hamilton
Favorie iPhone/Blackberry App: Battlestar Cylon Detector
Twitter is…: Twitterful.
A Day Without Facebook is…: A day off being contactable 24/7.
Trait I Most Admire in People: Integrity
Three Things I’d Take to a Desert Island: Grand piano, Scrabble, Encyclopedia Britannica (hard copy)
Childhood Hero: Superman
I Wish My Kids Would: Notice I don’t have any.
In 2010, The Economy Will…: Rebound.
Favorite TV Show Not on Syfy: Survivor
Favorite Part of My Job: Everything but finance meetings
Worst Part of My Job: Finance meetings
Best Business Advice: The more senior you get the more you have to manage your own morale.