Under Claytor’s guidance, ESN experienced double-digit growth in 2014, with the addition of nearly 50 new affiliate partnerships. Currently, ESN can be seen in more than 75 markets nationwide. The biggest story in cable this year, he says, has been “‘Skinny packages’—fewer channels for less.” Claytor is also a co-founder and board member of Renewing Smiles, a non-profit organization that focuses on reducing the costs associated with congeniality missing teeth.

Best business advice you’ve received?

Always have a plan.

What’s been the biggest story in cable this year?

“Skinny packages” – fewer channels for less.

How do you define success?

Achieving respect, adding value to the lives of others, and having passion for what you do.

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Nielsen released its first-ever report of the television media landscape’s progress and gaps in on-screen inclusion.

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