Michael Biard

Title: EVP, Distribution, Fox Networks

Years in Cable: 12-plus

Education: BA, Columbia; JD, Loyola

Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Work hard, play hard & sleep well.

Why Him? A longtime Fox veteran who has played key roles in landmark distribution deals, Biard has 43 networks under his watch—all of Fox’s domestic programming. He’s been a key distribution executive at the company for several years and just this fall added new responsibilities in advanced services. He’s working to push Fox’s programming across both linear and nonlinear platforms, including authentication services on Fox.com, as well as Fox VOD.

Getting Schooled: As a youth, Biard spent summers digging ditches and crawling under houses as a plumber’s assistant. “The lesson: school is easy.”

Year Ahead: Authentication and TV Everywhere-like services are key to future growth in cable. That’s why Biard is driving nonlinear platforms and authentication services.

Personal theme song: Ring of Fire

Favorite vacation spot: Mammoth Lakes—any time of year…

Guilty television pleasure: Motorcycle racing—any type, any level.

What puzzles me most about Millennials: Why are they so proud of their underwear? ?

The Daily


The More We Change

Commentary by Steve Effros It’s hard to miss what’s going on in the world of streaming video these days. To begin with, the prices are going up. In the “old days” there would be front page headlines

Read the Full Issue
The Skinny is delivered on Tuesday and focuses on the cable profession. You'll stay in the know on the headlines, topics and special issues you value most. Sign Up


Mar 31
The FAXIES Awards 2023 Enter at Best Price by Friday, March 24
Apr 28
Top Ops & Regional RainmakersNominations Due: April 28
May 19
The Diversity List – 2023First Deadline: May 12; Final Deadline: May 19
Aug 18
Most Powerful Women – 2023Deadline: Aug. 11; Final Deadline: Aug. 18
Full Calendar


Seeking an INDUSTRY JOB?

Hiring? In conjunction with our sister brand, Cynopsis, we are offering hiring managers a deep pool of media-savvy, skilled candidates at a range of experience levels and sectors, The result will be an even more robust industry job board, to help both employers and job seekers.

Contact [email protected] for more information.