Title: President & CEO, AMC Networks
Years in Cable: 36
Education: BA, University of Wisconsin
One of industry’s most respected leaders, Sapan not only has made AMC Nets one of the most successful brands in entertainment, he has helped fundamentally transform the cable landscape. AMC ended 2015 touting record high, year-over-year ratings increases and topping national ad sales, propelled by strong growth across AMC, IFC, BBC America, Sundance and WE tv. Sapan is a published poet, and also has the world’s largest collection of antique lightning rods, a selection of which was on display at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.
Last show I watched not on my network: “Billions” on Showtime
What should cable do to improve its image? Enhanced TVE
New favorite binge: “Orphan Black”
Favorite podcast: “Here’s the Thing” with Alec Baldwin