Education: MBA, University of Denver
Years in Cable: 30

Abdoulah’s customer-focused approach to business has eased any growing pains WOW may have experienced after its 2012 acquisition of Knology increased WOW’s service area from four to 13 states. In fact, in 2013, J.D. Powers ranked WOW tops in customer satisfaction for Internet and residential telephone providers in the North Central Region.

Cable exec I’d most like to see twerking? Rocco

Twitter or Instagram? Neither Twitt nor Gram

One thing I would do all the time if I could: Eat sweets

The technology that will most benefit cable over the next year is: Cloud technology

Favorite Cable Show memory: HBO parties and Ellen Degeneres stand up

Oscars or Grammys? The man—Oscar

Favorite TV show as a kid: “Flintstones” and “The Jetsons”

The last time I had a good laugh: Once a day at least

Dish I can make and that would impress a celebrity chef: My mac and cheese

The day we get multiplatform measurement is the day I… welcome all the potential possibilities.

The Daily


DirecTV, DISH Merger Still Possible

AT&T found a way to offload a stake in its US video business, but this likely isn’t the end of the road for DirecTV. A combo with DISH is still possible.

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