Matt Bond

Title: EVP, Content
Distribution, NBCUniversal
Years in Cable: 21
Education: BSBA, University of Denver; JD, CU

Mac Budill

Title: President, TV Networks Distribution, NBCU
Years in Cable: 23
Education: BA, Yale; MBA, Harvard

It has been a big year for Bond and Budill that included the renewal of several RSNs, including Comcast Philly and Mid-Atlantic, as well as increased distribution for new fully owned family member Sprout and Oxygen HD. Then there was the launch of every NBCU channel’s TV Everywhere offering. To date, NBCU has secured TVE deals with nearly all MVPD partners—something Budill was hyper focused on in his first full year with the company. Plus, 2013 wound down with this little thing called the Winter Olympics, and all the extra content affiliates got with it. TVE will remain a key initiative this year, but look for Bond to continue work to bring Ultra HD development to distributors.

Bond

I watch the majority of programming on this device: iPad

TV show I’d most like to have a cameo in? “Real Housewives”

I wish Congress would just…  Reduce sessions

Twitter or Instagram? Instagram

My favorite newfound hobby: Painting

Oscars or Grammys? Oscars

Favorite vacation spot: My back deck

Beach or mountains? Both… of course

Desert island album? Rolling Stones, Hot Rocks

Budill

TV show I’d most like to have a cameo in? “Family Guy”

Frank Underwood or Nick Brody? Red Reddington

Twitter or Instagram? Twitter…but I am a lurker, not a tweeter

Oscars or Grammys? Golden Globes on NBC

Desert island album? High Violet by The National

My favorite business/motivational book: When Pride Still Mattered, a Lombardi biography by David Maraniss

If someone forced me to cut the cord and only watch 3 over-the-top shows, they would be: “Between Two Ferns with Zach Galafianakis,” “House of Cards” and “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”

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