Years in Cable: 38
Education: University of PA’s Wharton School of Business; MBA, Baruch College.
Best Advice: Never give advice.

With Blank steering the ship, Showtime continues to grow new premium subscribers—a million each year for six of the past seven years—in a world where subs are increasingly hard to come by. And he continues to create new opportunities for the brand, such as solidifying the network as the go-to destination for boxing. It’s clearly working: Floyd Mayweather’s fight against Canelo Alvarez last September was the highest-grossing PPV event of all time. Blank also had big plans for multiplatform and TV Everywhere, and the results are in: The network’s authentication service Showtime Anytime expanded its reach to 80% of its subs, with a goal of reaching 100% penetration in 2014.

I watch the majority of programming on this device: TV

TV show I’d most like to have a cameo in: “Masters of Sex”

John, Paul, George or Ringo? George

Cable exec I’d most like to see twerking: Brian Roberts

Cable exec I’d least like to see twerking: Brian Roberts

I wish Congress would just… get along…

Frank Underwood or Nick Brody? Nick Brody

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

Oscars or Grammys? Oscars

Favorite Restaurant: Maialino Restaurant

Favorite vacation spot: Italy

Alec Baldwin… NY or LA? New York

Desert island album: Any Rolling Stones

Favorite TV show as a kid: “Man from U.N.C.L.E.”

The last time I had a good laugh: Last time I filled out this survey.

Dish I can make and that would impress a celebrity chef: Take out

My favorite business/motivational book: The Tipping Point

If someone forced me to cut the cord and only watch 3 over-the-top shows, they would be: “Homeland,” “Ray Donovan” and “The Big Bang Theory”

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