CableFAX: 87. Online Adventurer: Amy Banse
Title: Pres, Comcast Interactive Media; SVP, Comcast Corp
Age: Hardly at all
Education: BA, Harvard; JD, Temple
Social Media Quotient: 4
Why Her? Banse is a key asset among Comcast’s senior execs, shepherding Comcast.net, Fancast, Plaxo, Daily Candy and other online ventures into successful properties that keep the MSO edgy. With Comcast rolling out authentication, Banse is poised to become even more influential. And that’s not to mention the potentially explosive content possibilities for Fancast assuming the Comcast-NBCU deal goes through. Banse literally is at the center of the universe. No pressure.
Holy Hulu, Batman: How would Comcast absorbing NBCU affect Fancast? Will it merge into Hulu, remain separate or just go away?
With authentication and a mega-content deal in the works, Banse may be attending a lot of high-level meetings in the coming months.
Favorite Food: French fries
Drink of Choice: Water
Prediction for Cable in 2010: Cable will become a truly multi-screen, cross-platform product.
When I Need to Recharge, I: Bike.
Last Book Read: Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose
Favorite iPhone/Blackberry App: Fandango
Twitter is: Informative.
Trait I Most Admire in People: The "get it done" factor
The Three Things I’d Take to a Deserted Island: My family, my laptop and broadband
Childhood Hero: Amelia Earhart
In 2010, the Economy Will: Improve.
Favorite TV Show: Glee
Favorite Part of My Job: My team
Best Business Advice: Find the hole and fill it