Strong’s mission is to lock in long-term distribution deals and revenue growth for A+E Networks. New to her plate this year is oversight of digital media and business development for negotiating VOD, TV Everywhere, mobile and other digital media products across platforms. We’ll see more of this complex wheeling and dealing next year as she looks for new ways to monetize the company’s content. Strong believes that diversity in cable can be achieved with “less talk and more action” and “by having a willingness to include and an openness to varying experiences, perspectives and cultures.”

Best business advice you’ve received?

Have the confidence to be your full self. The reason you’ve been asked to join the meeting or have a seat at the table is for your perspective, don’t be afraid to use your voice.

How can cable support diversity? 

Less talk and more action! By having a willingness to include and an openness to varying experiences, perspectives and cultures.

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

Consolidation.

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