Roger Lynch

Title: CEO of Sling TV

Years in Cable: 18

Education: MBA, Highest Distinction, Tuck Business School at Dartmouth College; BS, Physics, the University of Southern California

One Word that Best Describes Me: Determined

 

Through the development of DishWorld and the introduction of Sling TV, Lynch is helping to redraw the pay TV map, tapping into new markets to serve cord cutters and cord nevers. Since its launch, Sling TV’s “Best of Live TV” offering has grown from 12 of the top pay TV channels to more than 20 for $20 per month, giving some hefty programming weight to the skinny bundle. Look for additional content offerings, and additions to the Sling device portfolio this year. In April, Sling added a multi-stream offering featuring Fox Networks.

What does the future look like for skinny bundles and flexible packaging? Without question, consumers want skinny bundles and flexible packaging options. This will be provided by either incumbent pay-TV operators, or new entrants leveraging emerging technologies.

My first job: My first job was a paper route at ten years old. The most difficult part of the job was having to go house to house collecting money. From a very young age I learned every excuse in the book for why people couldn’t pay!

I watch the majority of programming on this device: Roku. It was the first device we launched Sling TV on, and it has been my go-to device ever since.

My favorite newfound hobby: Running. I have always been pretty active, but some of the young Slingers at work recently challenged me to run a half marathon. I have since had to up my game to get ready. 

The biggest innovation in cable over the last year: Definitely over-the-top.

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