Name: Greg Moyer
Title: GM, VOOM HD Networks

Age: 54

Years in Industry: 22

Years left in the industry: “I never want to stop—it’s too much fun!”

Name: Robert D. Jacobson
Title: President/CEO, iN DEMAND Networks
Age: 46
Years in industry: 13
Years left in industry: “As long as they’ll have me.”

 

Why Them? Their vision is one of “HD on speed,” and there are no better industry pushers than Rainbow’s Moyer and iN Demand’s Jacobson. Moyer may have faced hurdles in getting Voom off the ground, but anyone with the chutzpah to market a package of 15 HD channels at a time when operators are capacity-starved gets our thumbs up. If you’ve been in a meeting with him, you know why he’s already got EchoStar and Cablevision on board (well, it helps that Cablevision owns Voom, but we digress), and we think negotiations are going to get easier in the wake of DirecTV’s HD push and subsequent MSO and telco ante-upping promises for more HD channels. Jacobson, too, is driving hard for HD, and is a formidable deal-closer in his own right. He soared to new prominence in ’07 as cable’s chief negotiator over MLB’s Extra Innings baseball package, where he in essence stated the case for several major MSOs. Back home, he not only successfully morphed InHD into the better, stronger MOJO—with must-sees like the hilarious “Three Sheets” series—but he’s now planning a VOD product called MOJO Mix.  CAO

 

Greg Moyer

The coolest new cable tech is: “Switch video… allows cable to match satellite in HD firepower.”
Favorite city: “Barcelona. This world-class city is a creative hot bed for art, fashion, architecture and cuisine.”
Favorite TV show: “30 Rock.” – “Alec Baldwin has the comic role of a lifetime!”
Favorite piece of tech: “iTouch”
Least favorite piece of tech: “Three of the four remotes currently on my living room coffee table!”

Robert D. Jacobson

Coolest new cable technology? “VUDU”
What is your perfect vacation? “A week in Anguilla for some uninterrupted reading.”
Free time? “Reading presidential biographies.”
Biggest cable surprise in 2007: “Cable retains rights to MLB Extra Innings.” 
Favorite city: “My adopted home, New York City.”
Three things I would take with me to a desert island: “Running Shoes, iPod, Robert Caro’s three-volume biography of Lyndon B. Johnson.”


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