Kristin Dolan

Title: COO, Cablevision Systems Corporation

Years in Cable: 27

Education: Bachelor’s, English, State University of New York at Albany; Master’s, publishing with a concentration in marketing, Pace University; Master’s, English literature, Long Island University at the C.W. Post Campus

 

Brian Sweeney

Title: President and CFO, Cablevision Systems Corporation

Number of Years in Cable: 23

Education: Bachelor’s, computer science, University of Virginia; MBA, finance, Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

One Word that Best Describes Me: Thinker

Dolan continues to prove that MSOs can innovate with the best of them. Case in point: Cablevision was the first MVPD to stream HBO Now, Hulu, CBS All Access and Showtime, exemplifying how MSOs and OTT providers can work together successfully. She also introduced a new set of cord-cutter packages at low cost and is on top of both enhancing the consumer experience and rolling out addressable TV advertising. As president and CFO, Sweeney has focused on strategies to enhance Cablevision’s “connectivity” mission. He was key to the sale of the company to Altice, which generated strong shareholder returns, and continues to lead the transaction.

 

 

Kristin Dolan

Virtual reality is: 3 years away, in a commercial sense

My first job: First industry job – marketing intern at AMC

What should cable do to improve its image? 1. Educate customers about WiFi 2. Be more vocal regarding the cost of the technical infrastructure required to do what we do.

New favorite binge: “Billions”

Hoverboard, driverless car or drone: Driverless car, definitely

 

Brian Sweeney

The biggest innovation in cable over the last year: Give customers what they want.

My dream would be for… WiFi and IoT to be as simple as shopping at Amazon.com

Favorite charity event you work with: Supporting elementary school education

My cable industry mentor and why: Charles Dolan, he can always see around the next corner.

My typical breakfast is: Coffee, coffee, coffee

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