Ryan O’Hara
Title: President, TV Guide Network and TVGuide.com
Age: 40
Education: BA, Econ, Stanford; MBA, Harvard
Social Media Quotient: 4

Jon Feltheimer
Title: Co-chmn/CEO, Lionsgate Entertainment
Age: 58
Education: BA, Washington U
Social Media Quotient: 10

Why Them? We’re being a bit cute here. O’Hara and Feltheimer aren’t exactly joined at the hip. But the strange juxtaposition of a movie mogul overseeing TV Guide Network, which O’Hara has expertly managed and transformed from a scroll to a real network with original shows, makes for an intriguing story. Feltheimer has big plans for the net, which Lionsgate would like to use as a portal to TV viewers (as if producing Mad Men and Nurse Jackie wasn’t enough of a coup). And O’Hara remains one of the smartest and most talented TV execs out there. That’s precisely why Feltheimer kept him on board.

Scoop? We’re dying to know what changes Feltheimer and O’Hara will dream up for TV Guide Network. We’ll try to be patient.

Year Ahead:

With extensive carriage and general excitement over planned changes to the network, this game is theirs to lose.

O’Hara

Favorite Restaurant: Toscana, Brentwood

Prediction for Cable in 2010: The big get bigger, and the small will need to bob and weave to find differentiated positions.

When I Need to Recharge, I: Spike a volleyball, stroke a backhand or catch up with a mentor.

Last Book Read: The Curse of the Mogul: What’s Wrong with the World’s Leading Media Companies

Best Business Advice: Having productive and real relationships wins out over using fear or trying to outsmart people.

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